Officials have identified a man involved in a plane crash Monday evening en route from West Houston Airport to Tulsa Riverside Airport in Oklahoma.
Tom Steeper was aboard the twin-engine Cessna 421 plane. Steeper is a resident of Broken Arrow.
Air traffic controllers lost contact about 9:30 p.m. Monday. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says in a news release that the aircraft had been trying to avoid weather near Cherokee County in East Texas when it vanished from radar.