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Cessna Crashes Into 18-Wheeler In Texas

Thu Aug 23, 2001 12:26 pm

By The Associated Press
(8/22/01) — A student pilot died today when his plane crashed into a truck on Interstate 20 in Parker County.

Investigators say the Cessna, which was doing touch and go's, struck the 18-wheeler just north of the runway at the Parker County Airport.
The trucker wasn't hurt.

The wreckage of the plane came to rest on eastbound I-20 at Hudson Oaks, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth.

I-20 reopened this afternoon, after being shut down for several hours.

Hudson Oaks Police Chief Ray Riley says the 20-year-old pilot -- Shri-Atul of India -- had been attempting to land when the crash happened.

A witness says the pilot was trying to land downwind when he lost control.

(Copyright 2001 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2001

Yeeeesshh this is scary. How does something like this happen? Could the FAA investigate the runway location??


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RE: Cessna Crashes Into 18-Wheeler In Texas

Thu Aug 23, 2001 12:57 pm

I saw it on the news that runway is dangerous, the end of it is about 100 feet or so away from the highway. For a junior pilot that must have been a scary runway especially landing down wind. It was an emergency situation although the guy said he was low on fuel.
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RE: Cessna Crashes Into 18-Wheeler In Texas

Thu Aug 23, 2001 3:47 pm

The (sorta) same thing happened in the old movie North by Northwest. Sorry I just saw that for the first time so it came to mind.

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