Plane crashes at Lago Vista airport sending pilot to hospital - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Plane crashes at Lago Vista airport sending pilot to hospital

Posted: Updated:

Early Saturday afternoon, a plane crashed at the Rusty Allen Airport in Lago Vista.

The Cessna 182 RG came to a crashing halt in some trees between two hangars.
 
Airport manager Horace Miller has been with the airport for 31 years.  He says he knows the pilot's family.
 
"I understand that they're building a hangar over here.  I guess for that airplane, but they won't need it for a while because the airplane is completely demolished," Miller said.
 
Miller says from what he understands, the lady was landing the plane to the south when it ballooned on touchdown and flew into the trees.
 
"Things happened so fast that I don't imagine she even had time to get scared.  That's what I'm guessing.  But who knows what's going through their mind.  But I sure hate it happened, but I hate it when that happens to anybody," Miller said.
 
Skydiver Gary Tucker says he got a phone call about the crash Saturday morning.
 
"Just wondering who it was and make sure everybody's alright because airplanes are replaceable, people aren't.  So just wanted to make sure, it's a tight knit community up here at the airport so everybody looks out for one another," Tucker said.
 
Like Miller, Tucker also heard about how the crash happened.
 
"Anytime you bounce a landing, you're probably better off powering it up and going around rather than trying to pull it off and probably got lowered slow and you know, this airport is on the top of a hill so you get some really...you know, winds can be a big factor."

Miller says he heard the pilot was taken to a local hospital with a few injuries but nothing severe.  In the meantime, Lago Vista Police are guarding the area until the FAA arrives to investigate.

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices