Saturday, January 11, 2020

Piper PA-46-350P M350, N350XL: Incident occurred January 11, 2020 in Pipe Creek, Bandera County, Texas

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

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a road.

Mission Flight Charter Services LLC

Date: 11-JAN-20
Time: 23:35:00Z
Regis#: N350XL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

People who live near Pipe Creek northwest of San Antonio are sharing pictures and information about a small plane that made a hard landing on Highway 16 just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Eyewitness Sarah Payne shared pictures of the aircraft, which had crashed into a guardrail near the intersection of Bear Creek Road and Cielo Rio Drive.

Payne said she was the second car back when the plane flew right over the top of her car and landed on the highway.

Payne said the plane had a rather hard landing and slid into the guardrail. She added that it looked like the pilot was the only person onboard.

The Bandera County Sheriff's office said there are no road closures at this time related to the incident and, thankfully, no injuries were reported.

Original article can be found here ➤ 

BANDERA COUNTY – A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday afternoon in Bandera County.

Officials say the plane landed on Highway 16 S at Bear Creek Road around 5:30 p.m.

It’s unknown what caused the emergency landing. However, officials say the plane’s wing did collide with a road sign as it landed.

Two people were on board and were uninjured.

Federal investigators are en route to the scene and are working to learn more.

The Piper PA-46-350P M350 is registered to a San Antonio charter service, per the Federal Aviation Administration website.

The plane is still on the highway as the investigation continues.

Story and video ➤


  1. Tracking blocked on flight aware. Have to wait for the preliminary I guess.

  2. News videos show the plane and the ground under the engine free of oil ... Makes we wonder how much air is in the fuel system. Is this a 135 charter or 134.5 or a part 91?

  3. No details yet ... Operator must be well connected