MAINE- A 62-year-old pilot sustained minor injuries after his plane crashed less than a mile from an airport due to an engine failure, according to state police.
The yellow single-engine aircraft came to a stop with its nose down in a thicket of woods on Thursday afternoon. A state trooper found Bradley Marson, the pilot, walking around the crash site.
Plane Crashes in Maine
Medical personnel assessed the pilot, and despite his minor injuries, he was later taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
The pilot reported that he had recently departed from Limington-Harmon Airport in Limington when his engine experienced a failure. The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation.
The aircraft involved is identified as a Skyraider II by Flying K Enterprise, categorized by the FAA as a kit craft. Within the aviation community, it is recognized as an economical ultralight plane.
Last Week, a small plane overshot the runway during a landing at Aero Country Airport (LID) in McKinney, Texas, over the weekend, colliding with a car on a nearby road and injuring one person, as reported by authorities.
Footage captures the propeller plane breaking through a fence during an emergency landing in McKinney, a Dallas suburb, on Saturday.
Subsequently, the aircraft bounced and skidded onto the road, losing a wheel and impacting a silver sedan that was traveling perpendicular to the path of the single-engine plane.
Jack Schneider, a witness who recorded the crash on his phone, shared, “I saw the airplane coming down the runway quickly, and I knew that he wasn’t gonna have time to stop. It was clearly going too fast, and the tires were smoking”, as recounted to WFAA-TV.
After the crash in the afternoon, medical professionals assessed both occupants of the plane. They transported the driver of the car to the hospital with minor injuries, as outlined in a statement from the McKinney Fire Department.
The flight originated in Midland, a city in the Texas oilpatch located 330 miles (531 kilometers) west of Dallas. According to information from the fire department, the aircraft had been attempting an emergency landing attempt at the Aero Country Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.
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