Thu | Nov 14, 2019

Plane hits car in emergency landing on US road, no major injury

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 10:26 AM
A small plane crashes into a car on the same highway on which it made an emergency landing 16 years earlier. (AP Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A plane crash turned into a traffic crash when a small aircraft having engine trouble made an emergency landing on an Ohio roadway and rear-ended a car near an intersection.

The two pilots aboard the plane and the driver in the BMW they hit weren’t seriously hurt in the Thursday afternoon crash.

It happened a couple miles from an airport just south of Dayton.

State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kramer says the 1979 Piper fixed-wing, single-engine plane had trouble as it was returning to the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport.

The pilot then aimed to land in a cornfield but worried about avoiding some power lines, so she switched plans to try for the roadway.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what happened.

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