New Braunfels pilot killed in fiery crash landing at Zuehl Airport

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by Sean Crowley / KENS 5

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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

GUADALUPE COUNTY -- A pilot from New Braunfels died in a plane crash on Thursday night while attempting to land at Zuehl Airport, about four miles south of Marion.

The Texas Departmen of Public Safety has identified the man as Peter Dankelman. He was 74.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said nobody else was on board the single-engine experimental RV-7A aircraft when it went down around 9 p.m.

Footage from Chopper 5 showed emergency crews on the scene battling to put out flames that consumed the plane after the crash.

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