Monday, April 16, 2018

Mooney M20R Ovation, N6868: Accident occurred April 16, 2018 near Twin-Oaks Airport (T94), San Antonio, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA224
Accident occurred Monday, April 16, 2018 in San Antonio, TX
Aircraft: MOONEY M20R, registration: N6868

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.

Aircraft went off the end of the runway on landing, through a fence and came to rest in roadway.

Date: 16-APR-18
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N6868
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A small aircraft landed on a North Side street Monday afternoon after the pilot apparently missed a nearby runway.

San Antonio Fire Capt. Kevin Koch said a couple in their 70s were trying to land the plane at Twin Oaks Airport around 3 p.m. when a wind gust lifted the plane past the runway. It ended  up in the 600 block of Heimer Road.

The plane had to make an emergency landing in the 600 block of Heimer Road Monday April 16, 2018.

The couple was not seriously injured but the woman was hospitalized after complaining of back pain. No one on the ground reported injuries.

The plane was partially on the sidewalk and caused damage to some fences. Though the damage to the plane was not extensive, Koch said the wing was bent and fuel was leaking from the aircraft.

A crane was brought in to remove the plane and it was placed back onto the runway, clearing the street, around 5 p.m.

FAA officials are investigating the incident.

This is the second incident involving a small plane in San Antonio in two days. On Sunday, the pilot of an experimental small-engine aircraft died after the plane crashed.

Original article can be found here ➤

SAN ANTONIO - Police said two people luckily survived after their plane overshot the runway and landed in the middle of a North side road.

It happened in the 600 block of Heimer Road at about 2:50 p.m. 

Officers said the couple was trying to land the plane at a privately owned airport, but overshot runway and was unable to stop in time. 

The plane went over the runway fence, slightly tipped over and finally stopped in the middle of the street.

Police said a man and woman in their 80s were inside and luckily did not suffer any major injuries.

The woman was transported to the hospital for minor back pain.

This is the second local plane accident in the last two days. 

On Sunday, a man died after crashing his plane in Medina County. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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