Posted: Sep 5, 2012 11:14 AM
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 11:15 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Emergency officials say two men have suffered burns in the fiery crash of a twin-engine plane after takeoff from a North Texas airport.
Fort Worth spokesman Bill Begley says the crash happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday on the south side of Spinks Airport. The city-operated airport is 13 miles south of downtown Fort Worth. The Cessna 421 ended up in a wooded area.
Officials say both men made it out of the wreckage on their own and were airlifted to the burn unit of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Their names and conditions weren't immediately released.
Federal investigators will help determine what caused the crash. Conditions were clear with temperatures in the mid-80s at the time of the accident.
The plane is registered to a man from nearby Burleson.