MCKINNEY, Texas – Over the weekend, a small plane overshot the runway at an airport in McKinney, Texas, resulting in a collision with a car on a nearby road. The incident left one person injured, according to authorities.
Video footage captured when the propeller plane barreled through a fence during an emergency landing in the Dallas suburb of McKinney on Saturday. Afterward, it bounced and skidded onto the road, losing a wheel. The plane ultimately collided with a silver sedan that happened to be driving perpendicularly to the plane’s path.
Eye-witness Jack Schneider, who recorded the crash on his phone, expressed concern about the speed at which the plane descended. “I saw the airplane coming down the runway quickly, and I knew that he wasn’t gonna have time to stop,” he said in an interview. “It was going too fast, and the tires were smoking.”
Following the incident, emergency medical personnel assessed both occupants of the plane. The driver of the car involved in the collision was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, as stated in a press release from the McKinney Fire Department.
According to reports, the flight originated from Midland, a city in the Texas oil patch located 330 miles (531 kilometers) west of Dallas. When the accident occurred, the single-engine plane was attempting an emergency landing at the Aero Country Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration has started an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.
This incident highlights the importance of proper runway safety measures and emergency procedures in the aviation industry. The consequences of runway overshooting can be severe, risking the lives of both pilots and bystanders. The investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration will provide essential insights into improving aviation safety and preventing similar accidents in the future.