Monday, November 02, 2020

Van's RV-12, N218DG: Incident occurred October 30, 2020 in Carmine, Fayette County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft forced to land on a highway.  

Date: 30-OCT-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N218DG
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — U.S. Highway 290 became a last-second runway for a plane on October 30th.

The single-engine two-seater plane landed on the highway just east of Carmine in Fayette County, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Monday.

The pilot of the plane discovered a fuel leak while in the air, the sheriff’s office said. The pilot luckily found a break in highway traffic and landed on the road going eastbound, and then taxied off the roadway into a parking lot, the sheriff’s office said.

The left wing hit a mailbox after it touched down, but that was the only damage to the plane, the sheriff’s office said. No injuries were reported.

Along with the sheriff’s office, Carmine Fire Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene.

The sheriff’s office said the Texas Highway Patrol investigated the incident.

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