A Maltese man and his wife have died in a plane crash in Amarillo Texas, US media has been reporting.

The 75 year-old Maltese man Carmel ‘Charles’ Azzopardi and his 49 year-old wife Paula Azzopardi, were both killed when their Cessna C421 crashed in Roberts County, west of Hemphill County.

Investigators are still trying to figure the reason for the crash.

The Azzopardis were identified by DPS officials on Friday morning.

Mr Azzopardi moved to the US when he was young but his three children all currently reside in Malta.

Malta’s foreign ministry is currently in contact with US authorities.