Friday, May 29, 2020

Beech V35B Bonanza, N512BD: Incident occurred May 28, 2020 in Laredo, Webb County, Texas

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

Aircraft experienced engine failure and made an emergency landing on the highway.

Date: 28-MAY-20

Time: 15:33:00Z
Regis#: N512BD
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

WEBB COUNTY, Texas (KGNS) - A small aircraft makes an emergency landing on a Webb County highway on Thursday afternoon.

According to law enforcement, the plane landed between 10 to 16 miles of Las Lomas on Highway 59.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Houston Air Traffic Control got in contact with Laredo Police about an emergency landing that was needed.

The plane was carrying three people at the time and made an emergency landing on Highway 59.

All three people are safe and encountered no injuries.

Several law enforcement agencies were called out to the area.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating what type of failure the plane encountered.

Department of Public Safety also identified all three passengers were men.

A small private plane made an emergency landing on U.S. 59, east of Laredo near Las Lomas area, due to a mechanical failure, state police said.

At about 11 a.m. Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said they received a call from Laredo police about a small private plane doing an emergency landing on mile marker 812 of U.S. 59. Houston Air had reported it to LPD.

DPS, U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Airport Police and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The pilot mentioned a mechanical failure but didn’t specify what exactly, according to DPS. The small aircraft was coming from Conroe to Laredo. But due to mechanical failure, it made an emergency landing.

“After the engine failed, they had more trouble controlling the plane and had to plan and conduct an emergency landing on Highway 59. We immediately secured the area,” said Sheriff Martin Cuellar, who also responded to the scene.

DPS said the plane landed safely partially on the westbound traffic lane. The pilot and two other passengers were unharmed.

The plane was taken a mile east from the landing location and will be held until the National Transportation Safety Board arrives. The airplane will eventually be taken back to Laredo International Airport. 

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

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