Small plane slams into truck while attempting to land on Nevada highway

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:09pm

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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