Entertainment

Terrified pilot radios tower before aircraft smashes into Houston garden and bursts into flames


‘We’re not going to make it!’ Terrified pilot radios control tower before small aircraft smashes into Houston garden and bursts into flames – but all four on board escape uninjured

  • A Cessna 421C Golden Eagle took off from the Hobby Airport in Houston around 2.15pm, minutes before it crashed into a backyard 
  • The frightened pilot reportedly told Air Traffic Control: ‘We’re not going to make it!’ and reported an engine problem 
  • All four passengers were able to get out of the plane safely and had no injuries
  • Federal investigators are reportedly headed to the scene

Four passengers escaped a small plane that crashed into a backyard and burst into flames in Texas after having ‘engine’ problems.

The aircraft – a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle – took off from the Hobby Airport around 2.15pm on Friday.

Only a few minutes later, the pilot told Air Traffic Control that they were ‘having problems with our engine’ and that they needed to ‘turn back to the airport as soon as possible,’ KHOU reported.

The frightened pilot reportedly told the tower: ‘We are not going to make it.’

Pictures of the crash show thick plumes of smoke rising up from the plane, as the white exterior blackened from the fire that erupted at the tail-end of the aircraft.

The plane appears to have missed both houses and only damaged the shared fence and a gazebo. Scorched earth can be seen where the plane skidded to a stop.  

A frightened pilot told Air Traffic Control that ‘we’re not going to make’ as the small plane made an emergency landing in a Houston backyard near Dobie High School. The pilot also reported the plane was experiencing ‘engine’ problems and had requested to return to Hobby Airport

All four passengers on the aircraft were able to exit safely and were uninjured, the Houston Fire Department reported. The plane took off from Hobby Airport around 2.15pm and minutes later, it had to make an emergency landing

All four passengers on the aircraft were able to exit safely and were uninjured, the Houston Fire Department reported. The plane took off from Hobby Airport around 2.15pm and minutes later, it had to make an emergency landing 

Blackened earth was seen behind the plane where it slid to a stop. Emergency services were seen attending the scene

Blackened earth was seen behind the plane where it slid to a stop. Emergency services were seen attending the scene 

The plane crashed near Dobie High School in Houston and video footage shows smoke and fire coming from the tail-end of the plane that sent sparks, lighting the property’s gazebo on fire as well. 

A homeowner was reportedly seen spraying off the gazebo with a garden hose until firetrucks arrived on the scene, according to KHOU.  

All four passengers were able to get out alive, according to the Houston Fire Department. No one was injured. 

Hobby Airport confirmed the crash, tweeting: We can confirm that a Cessna 421 C Golden Eagle had an emergency landing near Monroe Road and Fuqua Road.’ The crash did not interrupt the airport’s flight schedule. 

Federal investigators are reported headed to the scene, according to KHOU. 

Dobie High School students had a delayed dismissal during the crash, as it occurred when the students were preparing to leave. No student was injured.

DailyMail.com has attempted to contact the Houston Police Department for comment. 

Both the Houston Fire Department and the Hobby Airport confirmed the crash. The crash did cause a small fire to a nearby gazebo and the tail-end was seen in flames with heavy smoke

Both the Houston Fire Department and the Hobby Airport confirmed the crash. The crash did cause a small fire to a nearby gazebo and the tail-end was seen in flames with heavy smoke 

Advertisement



Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button