Kansas City pilot uninjured after Cessna plane crashes in Texas

FILE — The plane struck a metal livestock gate and fence line, but the pilot was not injured.
FILE — The plane struck a metal livestock gate and fence line, but the pilot was not injured.(Fly-by-Owen / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0/MGN)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Missouri man managed to escape a plane crash uninjured following a crash landing Saturday near Marshall.

Pilot Robert E. Long, 53, of Kansas City, Missouri, was flying a Cessna 150E east from Terrell to Marshall along IH-20. The plane sputtered near Hallsville, then lost power about 5 miles west of Marshall according to a DPS report.

Long found an open field on the west end of Fisher Road and performed an emergency landing. The plane struck a metal livestock gate and fence line, but the pilot was not injured.

DPS held the scene until FAA investigators arrived.