(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a rare case of an airplane overshooting a runway, a small aircraft crashed through a fence and into a vehicle driving on a nearby road while making an emergency landing at an airport in Texas.
You can watch what happened in the video below.
The dramatic incident unfolded as a small airplane attempted to land at Aero Country Airport in McKinney, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
The crash resulted in one person getting injured, as reported by authorities, according to reports by The Associated Press and Breaking 911.
The plane, which had taken off from Midland, a city in the Texas oil region located 330 miles (531 kilometers) west of Dallas, was in the midst of an emergency landing at Aero Country Airport.
According to the McKinney Fire Department, the crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. in the 250 block of Aero Country Road in McKinney.
A social media video captured the intense moment as the propeller plane crashed through a fence.
The plane then continued, losing a wheel in the process, and ultimately collided with a silver sedan driving perpendicular to its path.
Jack Schneider, a witness who recorded the incident on his phone, described the harrowing scene to WFAA-TV.
“And I was on the other side of the jet, closest to the runway, and all of a sudden, I hear that an airplane is landing. And I looked over and saw a bunch of smoke coming off the tires. And I could tell that he was going way too fast to stop by the end of the runway,” said Schneider, who is a pilot and an aerospace engineer.
“Everybody stopped. Everybody. All the cars stopped– like 15 feet, stopped. Mind went blank. I think everybody mind went blank,” recounted Carlos Wiggins, a driver who was on the road during the crash.
“I actually saw the pilot kicking around out of frustration,” he added.
The McKinney Fire Department reported that medical personnel evaluated both people inside the plane and transported the driver of the car to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration has initiated an investigation to ascertain the cause of the crash.