40-year-old Amjad Sultan was learning to fly his own plane along with his flight instructor when the single-engine Cirrus SR-20 aircraft crashed yesterday near the Navasota Municipal Airport, Grimes County Sheriff Donald Sowell said.

Sultan's girlfriend's two young daughters were along with him for the ride when the plane crashed.

The plane was discovered at around 9:20 am by a pilot flying near the Navasota airport, who spotted the wreckage in a partly wooded area close to the airport's runway, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said.

Investigators say there was no call for help to give them any clues as to what might have happened, media reported. All four passengers were confirmed dead, Sowell said.

According to the FAA's registry, the plane is registered to Air Akhtar, a Houston heating and air conditioning company.

The plane departed from David Wayne Hooks Airport in Houston at 8:17 am before crashing nearly an hour later in a wooded field just off a winding asphalt road that leads to a quiet open field, Houston Chronicle reported.

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