Plane crash near Kerrville sends one to hospital

GILLESPIE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A plane crash at Silver Wings Airport near Kerrville on Wednesday morning sent a passenger to the hospital with a fractured leg, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane is a Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, an old military single engine aircraft, and was being used for training during this flight — making several touch-and-go landings at Gillespie County Airport. The plane crashed short of the runway around 10 a.m.

There were only two people on the plane when it crashed: pilot Joe Zullo and instructor Bob Snowden, who was also serving as co-pilot. Snowden said the engine stopped as they were attempting to land.

One of them suffered a compound leg fracture and was airlifted to a San Antonio hospital; the other person sustained only minor injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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