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Published on April 23, 2024
One Fatality Confirmed in Single-Engine Plane Crash at Spicewood AirportSource: Unsplash/Maksim Chernishev

Tragedy struck Spicewood, Texas, as a small plane went down in flames at the local airport, leaving one person dead on Monday evening. The incident occurred near 100 Piper Lane at around 6:30 p.m. when a single-engine plane met its demise, according to the KXAN.

The unidentified victim was the sole occupant of the aircraft and was pronounced dead at the scene, amid the charred remains. The Burnet County Office of Emergency Management reported the crash happened on the east side of Spicewood Airport, further detailing how the plane caught on fire post-crash. The specifics leading up to this calamitous event have yet to be disclosed, as investigations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are underway, as confirmed by KXAN.

Officials have not released additional information regarding the identity of the deceased or the aircraft's intended journey. The chilling aftermath saw all fire and EMS assets clearing the scene, while a veil of unanswered questions and the solemn work of investigators remain, as reported by FOX 7 Austin.