Vintage Plane Crash-Lands During Take-Off; All Passengers Survive

Henry Jom
By Henry Jom
July 23, 2018USshare
Vintage Plane Crash-Lands During Take-Off; All Passengers Survive
Vintage Military Plane Crash-Lands During Take-Off in Wisconsin on July 21, 2018. (Burnet County Sheriff's Office)

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Thirteen passengers onboard the “Bluebonnet Belle,” a vintage military plane, have survived after their plane crash-landed and burst into flames during take-off on Saturday, Fox News reported.

The incident occurred at around 9 a.m. at Burnet Municipal Airport during an airshow in Wisconsin.

One passenger suffered significant burn injuries and was airlifted to the hospital; seven others had minor injuries, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters attended the scene and extinguished the burning plane, including nearby grass that had caught alight from the crash.

According to Fox News, the World War II-era aircraft was owned by the Highland Lakes Squadron and was en route to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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

A similar incident occurred in 2015 at Wittman Regional Airport, Wisconsin, after a Piper Malibu single-engine airplane crashed while landing at the Experimental Aircraft Association; six people were taken to hospital, NBC reported.


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