Sunday, January 1, 2017
Incident occurred January 01, 2017 in New Braunfels, Texas
An ultralight aircraft crashed into a home in New Braunfels on Sunday, causing a power outage but no injuries to the pilot or the occupants of the home.
New Braunfels Police received a call about 11:30 a.m. Sunday that a small aircraft had crashed into a house in the 1600 block of Wald Road.
Officers arriving at the scene determined that the pilot, a 67-year old Converse man whose name has not been released, was flying a single-seat ultralight aircraft when the plane lost power.
Police say the pilot tried to land in a vacant field behind the home on Wald Road. But the plane flipped over after clipping some power lines, authorities said, causing it to come to rest on the roof of a carport attached to the home.
The pilot and the four adults inside the home were not injured, police said.
The New Braunfels Fire Department quickly contained a small fuel leak from the aircraft. The city’s utility department restored power to the area.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct the investigation.
Posted by Kathryn on 5:18:00 PM