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Plane clips roof of semi truck during emergency highway landing 


A plane clipped the roof of a semi truck during an emergency landing in Texas late on Sunday morning. 

The accident happened on January 22nd in Houston, Texas along the 99 Grand Parkway near the Tomball ISD stadium at around 11:15 a.m. 

According to CW 39 News, the pilot lost engine power and chose to make an emergency landing on the highway. During his descent, the pilot clipped the roof of a tractor trailer and scraped the wings of the plane along the concrete barrier, sparking a fire.

“I’m just passing the Tomball stadium now. I’m going to try to bring it in over the road and land with traffic,” the pilot said in the recorded Live ATC communication, reported KHOU 11.

Neither the trucker or pilot were hurt in the wreck, and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames sparked in the accident. 

Department of Public Safety public information officer Richard Standifer said that the pilot was flying a survey assignment and was coming from West Houston Airport. The Bonanza 35 aircraft is registered in Michigan. The pilot is expected to return to work in a few days.


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