Small plane slams into truck while attempting to land on Nevada highway
POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:09pm
Small plane slams into truck while attempting to land on Nevada highway. Van Tieu reports.
(KRNV) A group of people are lucky to be alive after a small plane crash on Nevada's Pyramid Highway.
"The plane was flying, and then, all of a sudden the engine just died," says pilot Fred Roscher.
Roscher and his co-pilot tried everything to trouble shoot as his 3/4 scale P-51 Mustang experienced some sort of mechanical failure around 8 a.m. Saturday. They had just taken off from Reno-Stead Airport en route to South Dakota for an air race. Down below was light traffic on Pyramid Highway and what he thought could be a safe emergency landing at 110 miles per hour.
"We touched down and immediately hit him," says Roscher.
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