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14 aboard vintage World War II plane en route to Oshkosh escape crash

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Published: Jul. 23, 2018 at 7:39 AM CDT
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Eight people have been hurt but all 14 aboard a vintage World War II plane have survived as the aircraft crashed while taking off from a small Central Texas airport.

Burnet County authorities say seven people were treated for minor injuries and one person was hospitalized in San Antonio for treatment of burns as the C-47 aircraft crashed at the Burnet Municipal Airport.

The aircraft is part of the vintage fleet of the Dallas-based Commemorative Air Force. The group's president, Bob Stevenik, says the twin-engine transport plane named the Bluebonnet Belle was built in 1944 and is a total loss. It had been headed Saturday to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for an airshow.

Federal transportation and aviation officials are investigating.

Burnet is about 50 miles (80.46 kilometers) northwest of Austin.

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