Central Texas plane crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) One man was killed and another was injured critically Thursday when their small plane crashed near an airfield in the suburban hills near Austin.

The single-engine Cessna 172 crashed about 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said the plane was approaching Lakeway Airpark when it appeared to clip a tree and a pole before slamming into the ground.

Radford said one of the men aboard, a Lakeway resident, was airlifted to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, were he was in critical but stable condition.

The other man, a San Marcos resident, was taken to nearby Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lakeway, where he died.

The Federal Aviation Administration said its investigators were at the scene and the National Transportation Safety Board has been contacted.