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Author Topic: C-47 vintage plane called the Bluebonnet Belle, crashed during take off.  (Read 676 times)

Online kb4tez

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https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/dps-plane-crashed-at-burnet-airport-saturday-morning

Thirteen people survived a plane crash at the Burnet Municipal Airport on Saturday morning.

Burnet County Sheriff's Office said they received a call about the crash around 9:00 a.m.

The plane, a C-47 vintage plane called the Bluebonnet Belle, crashed during take off, according to the Commemorative Air Force.

The C-47 is assigned to the Highland Lakes Squadron, and was heading to Oshkosh Wisconsin for an airshow.

All 13 people on board were able to exit the aircraft, according to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office.

One person was airlifted by helicopter to with significant burn injuries to the San Antonio burn unit, according to a spokesperson with the Commemorative Air Force.

The aircraft caught fire and ignited nearby grass. Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the accident.

Members of the CAF help maintain the historic aircraft and lament that the plane is a total loss.



Offline jedgar

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In the version of the video the guy who is filming it is a pilot, and after a while, he starts to say "holy shi.." over and over.

Is there something about the configuration of the plane that is visible from the outside that would lead him to believe that the plane is not going to take off?

Offline Rick108

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I don't know anything about the C-47, but when I watched the video, I noticed that there were no takeoff flaps set.  Possibly the pilot filming also noticed this and realized that the plane was not going to climb?  Just a guess, but it does look unusual as most types of aircraft have some amount of flaps deployed during takeoff to increase lift at the slower speed.