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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Dallas Road


A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday in Dallas. | Image by WFAA

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A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday in Dallas, knocking down a road sign and utility lines in the process. The occupants of the plane, a husband and wife, were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the emergency landing occurred shortly before 3:00 p.m., 2 miles northwest of the Dallas Executive Airport after the pilot reported engine problems. The plane — a multi-engine DA-62 — landed on Kiest Boulevard, near LedbetterDrive.

The plane had been headed for a landing at the Dallas Executive Airport, but the pilot made the emergency landing on the city street after developing engine trouble.

Emergency units were dispatched as a precautionary measure, but no injuries were reported, and no vehicles were struck during the landing. Dallas Fire-Rescue reported minimal damage at the scene of the emergency landing, according to NBCDFW. There was no fire and no fuel leak.

After the emergency landing, 59 power outages were reported in the area. Oncor said the power outages were related to the downed power lines the plane knocked down. Streets surrounding the site of the plane landing near Kiest Boulevard were closed to traffic, the Dallas Police Department said.

The plane initially departed from Winston field in Snyder, Texas.

This is the second emergency landing close to Dallas Executive Airport in a year, with another plane landing in Boulder Park in July, also caused by an engine issue.

Between 1935 and 1950, there were eight fatal crashes in the area, according to the Oak Cliff Advocate. In 1935 two people, including a police officer, died while performing stunts in an outdated plane at Hampton Airport, one of the earliest examples of mishaps due to airplane travel in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.    

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1 month ago

So, how do they remove the plane from there?? Fix it there or tow it???