Plane in crash took off from Georgetown

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by KVUE News

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Posted on February 18, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 18 at 7:23 PM

The plane involved in the crash, registered to Joseph Stack, took off from the Georgetown airport, which was later blocked off as authorities conducted a search.

KVUE News saw the Austin Police Department's bomb squad drive into the airport after authorities became suspicious that the pilot may have left a bomb behind.

The airport was temporarily evacuated because a suspicious package was found and authorities wanted to make sure it was not a bomb.   Officials say the pilot of the plane, Joseph Stack, stored his plane at the airport.  A package was found in his car, and investigators brought in the bomb squad to check it out. 

The area was cleared, according to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, and the roads to the airport have since reopened.

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