14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Llano, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA 34, registration: N461RL
NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
CLAIBORNE AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N461RL
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio
Aircraft force landed gear up on a highway.
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
According the the Texas Department of Public Safety, they were called around 10:20 p.m. for a plane down about a mile west of downtown Llano, where Highway 71 and State Highway 29 run on the same stretch of road.
Authorities said they wouldn’t have more information until Wednesday morning but a witness on scene told KXAN that the pilot was alone and said they had just taken off from Horseshoe Bay when they ran out of fuel. The pilot claimed they didn’t have time to put landing gear down and was forced to land on the road.
The Hill Country Scanner was on scene as authorities worked the call and captured video of the plane.
Story and video: http://kxan.com