Good thing Walmart was right there!
Why do people do this? The tail number will be in Mondays FAA report available to all with internet access. I just don’t get it.
Small Plane Crashes In Troy
No Serious Injuries Reported
POSTED: Thursday, September 24, 2009
UPDATED: 2:58 pm EDT September 25, 2009
TROY, Mich. – A single-engine plane crashed just after it took off from the Oakland County Troy Airport.
Police said the pilot told them the plane lost power shortly after take-off and he tried to return to the airport.
It crashed into a Walmart parking lot, struck a grocery cart retainer, then slid into some bushes.
“When we arrived on the scene, the pilot was out of the plane. He was uninjured,” said Troy Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Dave Roberts. “There was a small fire, which we extinguished, and we were able to disconnect power to the airplane, make sure there were no hazards. Actually, the pilot’s being evaluated by EMS to make sure that there aren’t any injuries that he may not be aware of.”
The pilot was the only person inside the plane.
Watch: Plane Crashes Into Wal-Mart Parking Lot
No one on the ground was hurt.
The pilot is a 48-year-old man from Hillsdale.
No roads were closed as a result of the crash.
The FAA is now investigating the cause of the crash.