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Eight hurt in fiery plane crash at Central Texas airport

Courtesy: Burnet County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Burnet County Sheriff's Office(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 21, 2018 at 11:05 AM CDT
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Eight people have been hurt but all 14 aboard a vintage World War II plane have survived as the aircraft crashed while taking off from a small Central Texas airport.

Burnet County authorities say seven people were treated for minor injuries and one person was hospitalized in San Antonio for treatment of burns as the C-47 aircraft crashed at the Burnet Municipal Airport.

The aircraft is part of the vintage fleet of the Dallas-based Commemorative Air Force.

The group's president, Bob Stevenik, says the twin-engine transport plane named the Bluebonnet Belle was built in 1944 and is a total loss.

It had been headed Saturday to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for an airshow.

Federal transportation and aviation officials are investigating.

Burnet is about 50 miles northwest of Austin.

At 9:18 AM, BCSO Communications was notified of a plane crash on the runway at the Burnet Municipal Airport. The...

Posted by Burnet County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, July 21, 2018