Pilot Dies in Central Texas Plane Crash into Field 11/1/12
November 1, 2012
SAN MARCOS - Investigators say a pilot has died in the crash of
his twin-engine plane into a Central Texas field.
The Department of Public Safety says the accident happened around dawn
Thursday in rural Caldwell County.
Trooper Robbie Barrera says the plane took off from San Marcos Municipal
Airport and was attempting to return. A person who noticed a fireball reported
Airport spokesman Stephen Alexander says the Cessna apparently burned on
impact about a mile south of the airport.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the crash on land operated
by the federal Gary Job Corps Center. Barrera says the area had fog Thursday
DPS says the pilot from North Dakota was alone on board. His name hasn't been released.
San Marcos is 30 miles south of Austin.