Identities released of 2 killed after plane from Houston crashes in Marlin, Texas

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Officials say two people have been killed in a small plane crash near a Central Texas airport. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports those killed in the Tuesday crash were a man and a woman aboard the single-engine aircraft. 

The passengers on board were identified as Thomas Sands Jr., 55, of Sugar Land, Texas, and Cinnamon Franklin, 27, from Greenwood, Indiana.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was flying from Houston Executive Airport to Waco Regional Airport when it crashed just before 1 p.m. Tuesday near Marlin Airport, about 30 miles short of its destination. 

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will seek a cause for the crash.