Small Plane Burns at Airport, LIVINGSTON, June 6, 2015 - At approximately 5:45 pm on June 6, 2015, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Americare Ambulance Service, and Officer Tito Reyes with Livingston Police Department were dispatched to Livingston Municipal Airport to deal with a burning plane. Susan Haas, 60, of Cypress, had just flown a 1981 Piper Warrior in from Hooks Airport in Tomball. According to Haas, she landed her plane and turned off the engine. Haas then got out of the plane, walked around for a few minutes and then returned to the plane, started the engine, and heard a pop. The engine caught fire, Haas turned the engine off, but smoke continued to billow from the engine compartment. Firemen arrived and began to douse the fire, but the fire quickly spread as the stubborn 100 octane fuel continued to burn. The plane was completely totaled. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident. Arrangements to have the burned out plane removed from the airfield are being arranged.
Pilot, Susan Haas, of Cypress, stated to PolkCountyToday.com that she experienced no engine problems in the plane on her flight from Tomball to Livingston.
Officer Tito Reyes with Livingston Police Department was dispatched to investigate. Although, the airport is out of the city limits of Livingston, the Municipal Airport is a City of Livingston entity.
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