Plane Crash Leads to Accident on Road Way

Plane Crash Leads to Accident on Road WayA plane crash landed on Highway 29 in American Canyon, California, leading to a car accident, the Times-Herald reports.

On the afternoon of August 28, a six-passenger Beechcraft A36 Bonanza airplane was forced to perform an emergency landing after its engine stalled during a landing attempt at Napa County Airport. The plane landed just south of Jameson Canyon Road, but during the crash landing, the plane collided with a 2007 Infiniti, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The plane's right wing rear-ended the vehicle, which caused the plane to spin out and hit a light pole before it came to rest on the side of the highway. The two people aboard the plane were uninjured, but the two occupants of the vehicle were left with minor injuries. The plane sustained significant damage from the ordeal.

As a result of the crash, a lane on Highway 29 was closed for approximately an hour.

The Mercury News reported that the pilot had flown from Lake Tahoe Airport. The engine failure could have been a result of many potential factors, such as not having enough fuel in the tank. The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The passengers in the aircraft were lucky in the incident compared to other recent small airplane crashes. According to WESH in Orlando, a rescue crew recently had to pull a man to safety after his plane crashed in a lake.

Also in August, a small plane crashed in Burley, Idaho, killing a family of four who was inside, the Deseret News reports. The family was from California and visiting family in Idaho before the crash. Because the wreckage from the crash was so badly burned, investigators could only recover a wingtip and the engine. It may take days to determine the plane's registration number.