February 27th, 2012|
February 27, 2012
Two men were killed in an airplane crash late Sunday afternoon near Stinson Municipal Airport on the San Antonio’s southeast side, KENS 5 confirmed.
Twenty-three fire units were dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. following a report of an aircraft accident at 9500 Espada Road, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.
A KENS 5 viewer and guests were celebrating her birthday when she said that a small plane overhead began to sputter. It then banked to one side and dove into a field less than a mile from the airport.
She said that the plane was upside down and that the wings were in pieces. And although the body of the plane was still intact the heat was too intense for anyone to try to help the victims inside.
A fire department spokeswoman confirmed that both people aboard the aircraft died.
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman said that the plane was a Mooney M20 and was on its way to Fredericksburg. The airplane then attempted to return to Stinson Airport before crashing.
The aviation lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy extend our condolences to the families and friends of the two men who died.