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Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Dallas Street
A private plane experiencing engine issues made a Dallas surface street its runway over the weekend. A DA-62 model plane made an emergency landing on Kiest Blvd about two miles northwest of Dallas Executive Airport around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane originally departed from Winston Field in Snyder, Texas, about 250 miles west of Dallas, earlier in the day. After the pilot experienced engine problems, investigators say the plane hit a power line and a speed limit sign, before landing on the roadway.
The unnamed husband and wife operating the plane escaped the landing unharmed, Dallas Fire-Rescue officials said.
Dallas PD was forced to block traffic on the street to conduct an investigation and safely move the plane.
Despite reports of a fire on the scene, Dallas Fire-Rescue officials found no fire or fuel leakage upon their arrival at the scene.