BIG SPRING, Texas — A plane crashed in the Big Spring area on Friday after taking off from the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport according to an official from the airport. 

A search for the downed plane is currently underway in the Elbow area, southwest of Big Spring.

Sheriff Stan Parker confirmed the victim of the plane crash was Beat Burkart, 50, from Switzerland.

No word yet on how many people are involved or what caused the crash, the investigation is ongoing, we will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.