BOERNE, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a 47-year-old man died when the small plane he was flying clipped some trees and a power line before crashing and bursting into flames in Central Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says William Doppelt of Helotes (heh-LOH'-tehs) died in the crash of his plane late Sunday afternoon just east of Boerne (BER'-nee), about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio. However, Trooper Deon Cockrell said a cat survived the crash with minor burns and was receiving treatment at a veterinary clinic in Boerne.
Cockrell says Doppelt's single-engine Bellanca Viking was flying low when it crashed along Texas 46.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the crash.