by SBG San Antonio
BEXAR COUNTY — Authorities said a pilot is dead after his aircraft crashed near the Medina-Bexar County line Sunday morning.
The pilot has been identified as 68-year-old Carl Bray, according to Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown. Grey departed from Freedom Springs Ranch Airport, which is nearly 25 miles north of the crash site, and it’s possible he was flying to Castroville Municipal Airport to get fuel, according to Brown.
Medina County investigators are holding the scene until Monday morning when National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration investigators are expected to arrive, Brown said.
Firefighters with the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office said they were called out to the 14900 block of Omicron Drive at about 10:30 a.m. for reports of a plane crash. When crews arrived, they encountered a small engine aircraft that crashed and caught fire. One person was found dead at the scene inside the two-seater aircraft.
The original call was made to Bexar County firefighters, but when they arrived, it was determined that the scene was in Medina County. Firefighters said there is a housing development under construction in the area and no homes were affected.