One dead in Kendall County plane crash

DPS: Plane crashed, burned on impact


A pilot is dead after a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Kendall County.

The plane crashed in the woods off Highway 46, east of Boerne around 5 p.m.

Texas DPS officials said the plane went up in flames on impact. They say the pilot was burned beyond recognition.

"The small aircraft was flying low. It struck some trees and a power line before striking the roadway," said State Trooper Deon Cockrell. "It continued through the roadway for about 100 yards into the field where it caught fire."

The pilot was the lone fatality, but investigators have not released the person's identity.

Lillian Knopf was one of several witnesses who called 911 after the plane went down.

"It didn't look like it was going to hit that hard until it picked up more speed going down," she said. "It was just so fast and sudden and everyone stopped on the road. When it hit the ground it was like the worse noise you can think of."

Pictures from the scene show the plane crashed into trees and power lines before it impacted the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration has dispatched investigators to the crash site to investigate a cause. No other information about the crash or the pilot was immediately available.

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