San Marcos man dead, another critically injured after small plane crashes in Lakeway


    (Photo courtesy: Austin-Travis County EMS)

    A small plane crashed in Lakeway on Thursday afternoon, leaving one person dead and one person injured.

    According to Lake Travis, it happened near an air park runway by the intersection of the Hills Drive and Lakeway Blvd., Two people were involved, one died.

    Lakeway Police said Kevin Wayne Henderson of San Marcos died after the crash. As of Thursday night, Randal Scott Nelson of Lake Travis is in stable but critical condition at a hospital in Downtown Austin.

    Witnesses told Lakeway police the plane was seen trying to land twice before it crashed at the intersection.

    The road was blocked off for several hours until police opened one east bound lane as the sun went down.

    According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the two men were in their 30s.

    Lee Finch, a resident of the area, said he had previously flown on the very plane that was involved in Thursday's crash. He said he saw the plane struggling before it came down.

    "There's no mechanical reason that I was aware of that would impact this aircraft. (the plane) was obviously not producing power that they demanded," said Finch.

    NTSB and FAA investigators took over the investigation on Thursday night as they cause of the crash is still being determined.

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