UPDATE: Two confirmed fatalities after plane crash in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, Tx. (HCBN) (11/18/2018)- Two victims have been confirmed dead at this time due to the plane crash that happened in the afternoon hours of November 17, 2018.

A statement released by MacDonald Companies President Justin MacDonald reads, “According to law enforcement sources and eyewitness accounts, the plane was destroyed upon impact, killing both occupants. No other injuries or casualties were reported among bystanders on the ground.”

The names of the deceased were not released yet but the executive director of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, General Michael Hagee, said that the aircraft was a privately owned P-51. It took part in the program and was attempting to return to the Gillespie County Airport, reports the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

“We are grateful for the speedy and professional response by local public safety agencies, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Aviation Administration. We will continue to cooperate with those authorities during their ongoing investigation,” MacDonald added.

The accident is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The security and privacy of our residents is our utmost priority,” MacDonald continued. “We ask that the media and general public respect that, and refrain from entering our private property unless invited to do so.”

It was also said that the Fredericksburg Fire & EMS, the Fredericksburg Police Department, and the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Department were among the first responders that assisted at the crash site.

As more details become available, an update will be given.

Images provided by Sharon K. of Fredericksburg.

FREDERICKSBURG, Tx. (HCBN) (11/17/2018)- Emergency crews are on the scene of a small plane crash that occurred around 3pm Saturday at The Terraces at Creek Street apartments in Fredericksburg.

The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio post is reporting two possible fatalities at this time.

An active investigation is taking place and everyone is asked to stay away from the scene.

This is a developing story. We will update it promptly.

Image provided by: Karen Klein-Price Cessna