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Small plane makes emergency landing on street, rear-ends car, but no injuries reported

Posted at 6:02 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 19:14:25-04

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio — A small plane crash-landed at a busy residential intersection and rear-ended a car Thursday afternoon but no one appeared to be seriously injured, the Journal-News reported.

The single-engine Piper PA-28 lost engine power as it was approaching Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport and crash-landed 2 miles away at West Spring Valley Pike and Yankee Street in Washington Township, south of Dayton, according to Maj. Matt Haines of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot and a passenger were up and walking but were taken to a local hospital to be checked out, Haines said. The driver of the car, a BMW, was shaken up but was not injured. He was checked by medics but declined to go to the hospital, Haines said.

The driver told WHIO Dayton he was “a little wound up” after the experience.

"Not everyday you get hit by a plane," he said.

“I got almost in the intersection or slightly in the intersection and out of the corner of my eye I saw a plane coming at me,” the driver said. “I didn’t have much of a chance to react or get out of the way and the next think I knew the thing hit me, hit the rear of the car and spun me around.”

The plane came within inches of hitting a second car, Haines said.

The Federal Aviation Administration website shows that the plane was registered Wednesday. The certificate was issued to GC Aviation Services-1 LLC, 10600 Springboro Pike in Miamisburg.