Austin paddleboarders preserve pilot right after compact point out-owned aircraft crashes into downtown lake

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A sport warden pilot for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Office crashed a little airplane into Girl Fowl Lake in downtown Austin, Texas, on Thursday afternoon.

One male individual was transported to a regional clinic with “most likely severe accidents,” Austin-Travis County EMS mentioned. 

A spokesperson for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division stated that the aircraft had taken off from Austin-Bergstrom Global Airport for a check flight. 

“The plane had just arrive out of plan maintenance and the pilot was on a exam flight when they described mechanical challenges which pressured them to land the aircraft in Woman Hen Lake,” a spokesperson for the section reported. 

Video clips posted on social media and the Citizen application appeared to exhibit a paddleboarder supporting the pilot from the wreckage. 


The aircraft crashed west of the I-35 bridge, which is just south of Rainey St, a well known downtown location comprehensive of bars and places to eat. 

This drone footage from the Austin-Travis County EMS displays the airplane submerged underwater. 
(Austin-Travis County EMS)

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Air targeted traffic control alerted Austin Bergstrom International Airport to an inbound non-public plane that required to make an unexpected emergency landing shortly before 2:00 p.m., a spokesperson for the airport explained to G3 Box News Digital. 

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department spokesperson stated that the Nationwide Transportation Safety Bureau will conduct an investigation into the crash. 

This is a producing story. Examine again for updates. 

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