Plano backyard plane landing goes viral

May 3, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A plane makes a landing in a backyard in Plano, Texas and the story makes headlines, with many people asking, what are the odds of a plane hard landing in a town called Plano?

Plano backyard plane landing

Plano, Texas is in the news after a small plane made a hard landing in the backyard of a home of the principal city of about 269,000.

Plano is located mostly within Collin County, but with a small portion that extends into Denton County, twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas. In a brief statement issued by the Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford, it was revealed that the single-engine aircraft was carrying two people who were not injured during the accident.

According to Lunsford, no one in the home was hurt during the disturbing crash, which occurred on Sunday morning. Local media reported that the plane landed in a residential area near International Parkway and Park Boulevard and knocked down a wooden fence and came to a stop just a few feet from a home.

The expert went on to reveal that the accident occurred while the pilot of “the Mooney M20 was trying to go around for another try after an aborted landing and lost control of the aircraft.” More about the Mooney M20 below:

“The Mooney M20 is a family of piston-powered, propeller-driven general aviation aircraft, all featuring low wings and tricycle gear, manufactured by the Mooney Airplane Company. The M20 was the 20th design from Al Mooney and the series was produced in many variations over the last 50 years, from the wooden-wing M20 and M20A models of the 1950s, to the M20V Acclaim Ultra that debuted in 2016. Roughly 12,000 airframes have been produced in Mooney’s checkerboard history. In 2008, the company announced that it was halting all production as a result of the late-2000s recession, but would still provide parts and support for the existing flee.”

The plane was removed early Sunday afternoon. Lunsford added the FAA is currently investigating the incident. The plane was traveling from Lubbock to the Air Park-Dallas Airport in Collin County.


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