Drone Footage Shows Crashed Plane Submerged in Austin Lake

A pilot was injured after a small plane crashed into a lake on Thursday, June 16, in Austin, Texas, according to local officials.

This footage released by Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services shows the plane almost completely submerged in the Lady Bird Lake.

Cory Chandler from the Texas Parks and Wildlife department said during a press conference that the pilot was doing a test flight after routine maintenance when he encountered technical problems.

According to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services the pilot was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries. No other injuries were reported. Credit: Austin-Travis County EMS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Pretty soon.

- EMS 3, DMO. Next one will be EMS operation.


- Thank you.

- EMS 3, be advised, we're going a word with one patient in the aircraft, he's down in the aircraft, almost to the dock. One patient.

- First Aid, one patient out [INAUDIBLE]. Confirming it's DMO2?

- One patient.

- EMS 3, Med Comm confirming it's DMO1, not DMO1, that has operations?

- Correct. It's DMO2 We can reduce any incoming EMS assets [INAUDIBLE].

- First Aid, matter of fact, the only other one is District Six and STAR Flight One is on standby, still rigging for rescue.

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