BCSO: Small plane crashes during wedding ceremony near Bulverde venue

Pilot lucky to be alive; FAA investigating plane crash, BCSO says

SAN ANTONIO – A 60-year-old pilot was able to walk away with just a scratch after the small plane he was flying crashed into a tree line near a wedding venue in Bulverde. 

Johnny Garcia, a spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said a wedding was being conducted at The 1850 Settlement venue when the plane crashed around 2:30 p.m. Friday. 

Garcia said it appears the pilot did not have enough speed when he took off and ultimately ran out of runaway at the Bulverde Airpark, which is only hundreds of yards away from the wedding venue.

 "(The man) must have God watching over him," Garcia said, adding that similar plane crashes in the past have resulted in deaths.

Garcia said the plane is being kept upright by the trees and the man was able to get out on his own, unharmed and uninjured.

"That plane crashed into the correct location because any other way, (the plane) would have fell over and (the crash) would have resulted in a fatality," Garcia said. 

Images of the crash site show the plane within the trees on an embankment near a creek.

The Federal Aviation Administratiom is now taking over the investigation, Garcia said.

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