Pilot, passenger survive Horseshoe Bay plane crash

Texas

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (KXAN) — A plane crashed in Horseshoe Bay Friday and the pilot and passenger both survived and are now in the hospital, according to Horshoe Bay police.

The single-engine Experiment Vans RV8 crashed under unknown circumstances around 4:04 p.m. near the Horseshoe Bay airport, in the 6800 block of FM 2147. Both men were conscious and coherent upon rescue and were then transported to St. David’s South Medical Center in Austin.

According to HBPD, the pilot tried to turn back to the airport but the engine failed completely. 

The FAA is investigating the crash.

Horseshoe Bay is an area in both Llano and Burnet counties and is northwest of Austin. It’s not known exactly why plane crashed.

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