C-47 Crash Texas

Iconic C-47 “Bluebonnet Belle” Crashes in Burnet, Texas

Iconic C-47 “Bluebonnet Belle” crashed yesterday on July 21, 2018, in Burnet, Texas. 13 people were aboard when the crash occured. Everyone onboard survived, although injuries (one severe and 7 with minor injuries) have been reported. The C-47 was on its way to AirVenture 2018.

“At 9:18 AM, BCSO Communications was notified of a plane crash on the runway at the Burnet Municipal Airport. The aircraft was reportedly attempting to take off when the crash occurred. Everyone onboard survived and were able to exit the aircraft. One person was airlifted by helicopter to SAMMC with significant burn injuries. Seven persons were transported by ambulance or personal vehicle to Seton Highland Lakes with minor injuries.

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The aircraft caught fire as well as nearby grass. The fires were extinguished by responding fire departments. For further information please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration who are handling the investigation.”, said the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office in a Facebook statement.

Aftermath of the C-47 crash in Burnet, Texas. (Credits: Burnet County Sheriff's Office)
Aftermath of the C-47 crash in Burnet, Texas. (Credits: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office)

The investigation into the crash is still undergoing. Thought in the video is to be seen that the tail never gets off the ground. According to specialists, this might have been caused by not enough speed or rotation. Although it is currently pure speculation until the investigation of the crash has been finished.

C-47 “Bluebonnet Belle” N47HL is sadly a total loss. Video courtesy: Matt Galagher. 

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