Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

This photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, shows a car following a collision with an aircraft near Hawley, Minn., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The small aircraft collided with the car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Public Safety)
This photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, shows a car following a collision with an aircraft near Hawley, Minn., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The small aircraft collided with the car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) – A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported.

Pilot David Gowan of Minot, North Dakota, tells radio station KFGO that the incident happened Tuesday morning after he took off from the airport in Hawley. He picked up a passenger and refueled his 1979 single-engine Mooney.

The car, which belongs to the Clay County Health Department, ended up in a ditch and sustained significant damage after being hit by the airplane propeller. Gowan says the damage to his aircraft is “minimal.”

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Minnesota Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s