Second plane crash in as many weeks

KINGSLAND, Texas (KXAN) – A single-engine plane has crashed in Llano County on Saturday night, the second crash in as many weeks.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a Piper J-3 Cub went down as it took off from the Shirley Williams Airport this evening around 7 p.m., an air strip about 15 miles north of Kingsland.

Early reports are that the plane took off from the runway, attempted to make a left-hand turn and crashed. The Department of Public Safety confirmed a single man was on board. He did not survive the crash.

Witnesses said the plane’s Houston owner was attempting to sell his house in the Kingsland area. He got the plane up in the air but didn’t gain enough speed. Law enforcement officials have yet to notify the victim’s family. The National Traffic Safety Board will be on the scene on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Two weeks ago, also in Llano County, a fight instructor and his student crashed near the Hunger Ranch after doing touch-and-go exercises at the Llano Municipal Airport. Both died in the crash.

KXAN News will bring you more details as they become available.