BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A small plane landed on private property Monday morning east ofthe Austin-Bergstrom International Airport afterthe lone pilot on board had mechanical problems in the front of thepropeller Cessna plane.
ABIA spokesman Jim Halbrook said the plane landed in a pasturenear an unpaved road in
The pilot had a scheduled landing at
An alert originally issued for airport fire trucks and otheremergency responders to meet the plane was called off after theaircraft decided to land on private property at 2856 W. StateHighway 71, about seven miles east of the airport.
Officials said the pilot tried to land the plane in the road butaccidentally hit a fence, damaging the wing. An ABIA communicationsspokesperson said there was minor damage to the aircraft.
Authorities said the pilot refused treatment on the scene andwas up and walking around just after the incident.
It was a private plane, and the TexasDepartment of Public Safety and Bastrop Countyofficials were on scene investigating. Halbrook said DPS willcontinue to investigate until the Federal AviationAdministration arrives.
Meanwhile, airport officials said it is standard for ABIA fireand rescue to respond to any incident on and off airportpremises.
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