The World War II-era C-47 plane, nicknamed the “Bluebonnet Belle,” was taking off to fly to an airshow in Wisconsin when it crashed around 9 a.m. CT Saturday, The plane burst into flames, igniting nearby grass at Burnet Municipal Airport.
All 13 people aboard the plane escaped alive, but one was airlifted to San Antonio Medical Center with significant burn injuries and seven others were treated for minor injuries at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters were able to put out the flames at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration
Watch the video below
PLANE CRASH CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A WWII-era plane called the "Bluebonnet Belle" crashed upon takeoff in Burnet on Saturday morning. All 13 people on board survived, but the plane caught fire. https://t.co/gjMPmeDg0n
(Video courtesy: Matt Gallagher) pic.twitter.com/jtmEs0UDUI
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