The two people killed in a small plane crash Sunday at Hooks Airport in northwest Harris County have been identified.
The instructor, 22-year-old Pedro Coronado, and the passenger, 23-year-old Kartheek Balija, were killed in the crash, according to the medical examiner's office.
The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Emergency personnel said it appeared the plane hit the hangar.
When Harris County Sheriff's deputies arrived, they said the plane was fully engulfed in flames and were unable to approach the wreckage.
Once the fire was finally put out, firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove one of the victims.
An FAA spokesperson said the pilot was performing touch-and-go landings when the pilot reported engine problems. According to that spokesperson, the pilot was attempting to land when the plane crashed into the hangar.
Investigators believe the first victim died on impact.
The second victim was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he also died.
Investigators said the plane was a single-engine, four seat Cessna that was built in 1980.
The Cessna is registered to WBR Interests LLC.