The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the identities of the deceased were being withheld until relatives could be notified, but authorities said all five have the same last name.
The plane’s flight began Monday afternoon at Tara Field in Henry County south of Atlanta, stopped in Jackson, Miss., for supplies and was going to Waco when it encountered bad weather.
The pilot radioed the tower shortly before crashing around 10 p.m. Central Time in a rural area about an hour from Waco.
Four of those killed were from the Atlanta area, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Ernest Contreras. He said the pilot was from Texas and the other four on board were from metro Atlanta.