Friday, September 23, 2022

Commander 114TC, N495TC: Incident occurred September 22, 2022 in Savoy, Fannin County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft experienced an engine failure and landed on a road. 

Date: 22-SEP-22
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N495TC
Aircraft Make: COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 114
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No Injuries 
Pax: 1 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

FANNIN COUNTY, Texas (KXII) - Drivers traveling on Highway 82 West, near Savoy got a major surprise Thursday afternoon.

The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office said a pilot made an emergency landing between the median and the highway, facing oncoming traffic.

Sheriffs said the pilot was out on a test flight before finalizing plans to sell the plane, but during his flight the engine suddenly failed.

According to law enforcement, in an attempt to land safely and avoid any traffic below, the pilot who was flying west, landed the plane on the eastbound lanes of Highway 82 on the emergency lane facing on-coming traffic.

No injuries were reported and the plane was later moved on the road.

1 comment:

  1. Aircraft landed in the westbound lane with traffic. Upon touchdown the aircraft was close to rearending a semi and had to swerve across the median to the eastbound lanes (Oncoming traffic). At this location there was a turning lane and the pilot was able to keep it into the turning lane and bring it to a stop. The center grass median has a deep 'V' in it and as the aircraft crossed the median and came up onto the eastbound lanes the rear portion of the right wing clipped the ground due to the angle of the ground.