BURNET, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Eight people were hurt but all 14 aboard a vintage World War II plane survived after 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.
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