Plane Hits Car After Crash Landing

by Staff Blogger | August 29th, 2011

August 29, 2011

A small plane crashed into a car on an adjacent highway after failing at a landing attempt and skidding off the runway and onto the road. The CBS-San Francisco article detailing the story stated two individuals riding in the car were injured in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration found that the small plane experienced loss of power while still in the air. As the single-engine aircraft glided toward Earth, the pilot was forced to attempt to land the plane with it’s landing gear still up. He guided the plane onto with the runway, but soon lost control of the aircraft. It skidded onto a nearby highway and struck a car from behind. No one aboard the plane suffered any injuries, but two passengers in the vehicle were hurt. They were transported to the local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The California Auto Accident Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers say the best way to keep you and your family safe from seemingly unavoidable incidents is to drive defensively and eliminate all distractions while behind the wheel. They know driving defensively may keep you from being involved in a crash with a negligent driver.

Defensive driving starts by always being aware of the surroundings of your vehicle, whether it is objects or other vehicles, by checking your mirrors every few seconds. Also, look twice before entering intersections and always think ahead.