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The National Transportation Safety Board has opened a number of investigations after four plane crashes killed 10 people in four countries this weekend.

Two of the crashes were on Sunday: All four people on board were killed when a small plane crashed in Texas, CNN reported, and three people died when another small plane crashed in Indiana.

Piper PA-46 was involved in the crash in Texas, writes NTSB. CNN reported that the plane had engine problems and was trying to make an emergency landing at Hilltop Lakes Airport, about 130 miles northeast of Austin.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m., according to CNN. Two men and two women were on board the plane, which was traveling to Louisiana from Austin, CNN reported.

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In Kokomo, Indiana, about 60 miles north of Indianapolis, three people were killed but one survived another morning plane crash, authorities said.

Deputies were sent to Glendale Airport around 11:30 a.m. and found a plane on fire in the field, according to a statement from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said they were hiding details about the victims, including names and ages, pending notification of the family. The NTSB posted on Twitter that the aircraft involved was a Piper PA-32.

There were also two fatal crashes on Saturday.

The occupants of a two-seater small plane with engines died in a crash in Michigan that occurred “shortly after takeoff,” according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. and the plane was found northeast of the runway at Ottawa airport, the sheriff’s office said.

Dale Dewey, 61, and Joyce Dewey, 59, died in the crash. The plane was a 2006 Byerley RV9A, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report to the United States TODAY. Ottawa Executive Airport is located in Zealand, about 160 miles west of Detroit.

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A helicopter pilot died in a crash later Saturday, the Illinois State Police said in a statement to the United States TODAY. The ISP answered a call around 2:20 p.m. in Red Bud, about 130 miles south of the state capital, Springfield. KTVI-TV reported that the helicopter crashed into a storage depot.

“Once the ISP arrived, it was determined that the crash had resulted in the death of the only male occupant,” the ISP said in a statement.

In separate tweets over the weekend, the NTSB confirmed that it was investigating all four crashes.

Contribution: Associated Press.

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