Sunday, January 01, 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.


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