A semi truck smacked into the wing of a small plane after the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway in Texas on Tuesday.
The accident happened on January 19th at around 11 p.m. near Gainesville, Texas.
According to Fox 12 News, Ivan Martinez was flying his 1969 Cessna 150 single engine plane over Gainesville when the engine began to fail. Martinez’s passenger, Sergio Guardado, an experienced pilot, then took over and landed the plane under the Highway 82 bridge and came to a landing on Interstate 35 southbound.
“They were going to stop at the airport over in Gainesville and refuel when they had the engine failure,” said Texas Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Tackett.
Following the emergency plane landing, a southbound semi truck crashed into the left wing of the plane. Luckily, no one was hurt in the collision.
Several hours later as police were investigating the incident, a pickup drove oast a road barrier blocking off the investigation scene and struck a police vehicle, pushing it into a nearby DPS patrol vehicle. The pickup continued driving until it struck a cable barrier, where it came to a stop.
24-year-old pickup driver Jose Sanroman IV was promptly arrested and brought to the Cooke County Jail for driving while intoxicated.
No one was injured in the incident.