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.
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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2001
Yeeeesshh this is scary. How does something like this happen? Could the FAA investigate the runway location??