A single-engine plane crashed near Dallas Executive Airport on July 28. The aircraft, a Piper PA-32, crashed at about 2:45 p.m. off a trail in a wooded area of Boulder Park, about a half-mile south of the Dallas Executive Airport near Pastor Bailey Drive and Red Bird Lane.
The Piper PA-32 is a small plane that can seat six people and a pilot. The plane in Thursday’s crash carried the pilot only, no passengers. The aircraft is small, measuring about 27 feet long with a wingspan of 32 feet.
Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) responded to the crash and found the lone pilot conscious and alert. He was taken to a hospital for care.
It is unclear what caused the plane to crash. According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, there was no evidence of a fuel leak, and the rest of the aircraft did not seem to have damage that could have caused the crash.
NBC 5 reported that the pilot was on a short flight from Arlington Municipal Airport to Dallas Executive Airport when he reported trouble with the engine just south of his destination.
Arlington Municipal and Dallas Executive are regional airports catering to business executives owned by the City of Arlington and the City of Dallas, respectively. The Arlington Municipal Airport also has a flight school.