Small Aircraft Lands Near Texas 130
AUSTIN, TX – Driving down the highway, you expect to see airplanes in the sky. Chances are that you have seen jets and small, personal aircraft alike when you look up into the great blue beyond. What you do not expect to see, however, is a plane making a landing near the same toll booth you are driving through.
That is exactly what happened on Tuesday when a personal aircraft made an emergency landing near Elroy Road and Texas 130 service road. The area is just south of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. According to early reports, there were two people aboard the plane. Both were awake and alert when emergency medical services responded to the scene.
According to reports, the two male passengers, in their 30s and 40s, were evaluated by first responders and refused medical treatment. Both men should consider themselves lucky that they were able to walk away from what could have been a tragedy. Air traffic coming in and leaving from the airport was not affected by the incident.
Reports say that the men departed the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The plane’s engine lost power, according to fire officials. The pilot of the plane attempted to return to the airport but, during an attempted emergency landing, struck a fence post. The striking of the post caused a puncture to the plane’s body resulting in a fuel leak. Fire officials remained on the scene until the fuel spill was cleaned. No people on the ground were injured in the accident.
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