Pilot, 85, loses control of single-engine aircraft while landing at Boerne Stage Airfield, crashes into hangar

Pilot was taken to University Hospital in stable but serious condition

SAN ANTONIO – An 85-year-old pilot was taken to the hospital after he crashed a single-engine aircraft into a hangar at a Boerne airfield on Thursday morning.

Leon Springs Fire Department Chief Craig Ramon said the pilot was landing when he lost control around 8:30 a.m. at the Boerne Stage Airfield, not far from Boerne Stage Road and Haddock Way.

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Firefighters arrived to find the pilot, who is from Boerne, already outside the aircraft. He was taken to University Hospital in stable but serious condition.

Ramon said the man had been doing practice flights before the crash.

The plane made contact with a hangar, but there was no threat of a fire, Ramon said. There were also no fluids leaking from the plane.

The plane and building sustained moderate damage.

A pilot lost control of a plane as he was landing and crashed into a hangar at the Boerne Stage Airfield on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. (KSAT)

Local authorities are waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to arrive at the scene.

Ramon said the investigation is ongoing. No further information was released.

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