Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL
Aircraft Model: 690
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES AND CAUGHT FIRE, THE 2 PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED, 9 MILES FROM TAYLOR, TX
There was a fatal plane crash in Taylor Saturday morning.
The crash happened just Southeast of Granger Lake. It was reported off FM 1331 just before 10 a.m.
Officers on scene described the scene as a mangled mess.
Authorities believe at least two people were inside the plane. One of them a flight instructor, the other a trainee.
They are not releasing the number of fatalities at this point.
The twin engine aircraft took off from Georgetown airport.
Brush trucks were able to get to the plane and take care of any smoke.
The FAA is investigating what caused the crash.
"We had a subject that lives over here in the area that heard the plane, saw the engines were having some issues, he looked up and saw the crash," said Trooper DL Wilson with Texas Highway Patrol.
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Federal Aviation Administrations is trying to figure out what caused a small plane to crash around 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
According to DPS a call of a plane crash came in near the intersection of FM 1331 and County Road 428, about ten miles northeast of Taylor in Williamson County.
When officers arrived at the address they discovered an Rockwell 690B Commander aircraft had crashed. A witness on scene told Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies that they heard what sounded like engine trouble before the crash.
Virginia Falk lives across the street from the field where the plane crashed.
“I heard an airplane, I could hear them humming around here because there’s quite a few of them that do that.”
But what she heard just after that sound, was unfamiliar.
“The hum of the engine went away and there was like a boom or a bang,” recalls Virginia, as she describes the noise.
That’s when Virginia says she ran outside.
“I could see this big straight stream of black smoke going straight up in the air and right away there was a ball of fire on the ground.”
DPS says the plane had departed from Georgetown Municipal Airport earlier that morning for a training exercise.
Virginia says all the training over her house is even scarier after Saturday’s crash. She’s thankful the plane didn’t hit any homes.
“It’s scary to be out here and have that (training) going on all the time,” says Virginia.
This isn’t the first deadly crash near Virginia’s house. It stirred up memories of a friend who lost his life in a crop-dusting crash ten years ago.
“He would always fly over the house too and you know, I knew that and yeah I thought of him (today).”
Virginia hopes she isn’t forced to see more police lights on her road anytime soon.
Investigators still have not released the names of the victims, or exactly how many people died in the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration was on the scene working the investigation, and investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive Sunday morning.
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AUSTIN (KVUE News) - Two people are dead after a plane crashed northeast of Taylor Saturday morning.
According to DPS a call about the crash came in at 9:04 a.m. near the intersection of FM 1331 and County Road 429.
When officers arrived on scene they discovered what they described as a small plane with two passengers.
Both of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The victims have not been identified at this time as the scene is investigated.
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