One person was killed and another was injured after a small aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed in Lakeway, Texas. The aircraft impacted roadway terrain after experiencing a runway excursion at Lakeway Airpark, stopping in the area of the Hills Drive and Lakeway Boulevard. The emergency teams arrived at the scene of the accident several minutes later. When the first responders arrived, both people in the airplane were unconscious and taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Unfortunately, one of them died on the route to the hospital.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The local authorities initiated an investigation for the root cause of the crash. The weather in the vicinity was good, so according to preliminary information, the accident happened due to a technical problem.
Drivers should seek alternate routes and avoid the area, if possible.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft. Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000. The aircraft remains in production today.