The family of plane crash victim speaks out
Sun, 13 Dec 2009 05:04:47 GMT —
The search will resume Sunday morning for the missing pilot of the plane crash near Port Mansfield this past week.
Though authorities have not released his identity, family members verified his identity as that of Harvey Kinikin of Dumas, Texas.
The body of his brother-in-law Robert Robinett of Sunray, Texas was found at around noon on Friday.
Willacy County and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials tell Action 4 News they recovered the plane on Saturday evening, but the pilot was not inside as they had hoped.
Meanwhile, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to the Valley to investigate the cause of the accident.
Also in town are the immediate families for both men killed in the crash.
Back in Sunray, the remainder of Robinett TMs family members met up at the Church he had built himself.
His sister Melissa Holt spoke out, remembered her brother Robert, or as she called him, Jimbo.
He was a loving dad and brother. He did a lot for his church, family and friends, she said. I just want everyone to know what a big heart my big brother Jimbo has.
She also asked that people keep them in their prayers, as well as Kinikin TMs family, so his body is found soon.
Please keep praying for Harvey's family. He was an awesome and great person too. He loved his family and friends. They will be missed, she said.