FAA Flight Standards District Office: Fort Worth
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A ROAD NEAR THE AIRPORT, DENTON, TEXAS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
A Cessna 150F lost engine power and made an emergency landing Monday morning about a half mile north of Denton Enterprise Airport before coming to a stop on Jim Christal Road, according to city of Denton spokeswoman Lindsey Baker.
The two occupants were not injured during the incident. Officials said Richard Emery, the 76-year-old registered owner, was piloting the single-engine plane at the time.
About 10:30 a.m. Monday, the plane experienced engine failure and glided past the airport runway into a field, Baker said, describing the landing as “soft.” The plane eventually went through a barbed-wire fence before coming to a stop on Jim Christal Road between Western Boulevard and Masch Branch Road in west Denton.
“It looks like the pilot did a great job of handling it,” Baker said.
City officials said the plane took off from Clark Airport in Justin, roughly 10 miles southeast of Denton Enterprise Airport. The owner’s home address, according to Denton Central Appraisal District records, is in Argyle about 5 miles south of the Denton airport.