The historic plane crashes in Texas airport; 13 passengers on board survive



The authorities respond in vintage plane crash in Texas

Video shows smoke after vintage plane crashes in Burnet County, Texas.

A historic C-47 twin-engine propeller plane crashed at the Burnet Municipal Airport in Texas on Saturday; all 13 passengers on board survived, officials said.

The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office said the C-47 “Bluebonnet Belle” was trying to rise when it crashed.

PLANE CRASH CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A world WAR ii-era plane, called the “Bluebonnet Belle” crashed on takeoff in Burnet on Saturday morning. All 13 people on board survived, but the plane caught fire.
(Video courtesy: Matt Gallagher)

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All 13 passengers on board were able to get off the plane with a person who suffers significant burns and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Seven others had minor injuries.

After the crash the plane caught fire, igniting some grass around it, which was put out by the fire brigade on the scene.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.

The World War II-era plane was owned by the Highland Lakes Squadron, FOX 7 reported. KVUE reported that it was a plane on the way to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, before the crash.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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