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Elderly couples walks away without injuries after overshooting airport runway

The plane crashed in the 600 block of Heimer Road. (SBG Photo)

SAN ANTONIO - Police said two people luckily survived after their plane overshot the runway and landed in the middle of a North side road.

It happened in the 600 block of Heimer Road at about 2:50 p.m. Officers said the couple was trying to land the plane at a private airport, but overshot runway and was unable to stop in time. The plane went over the runway fence, slightly tipped over and finally stopped in the middle of the street.

Police said a man and woman in their 80s were inside and luckily did not suffer any major injuries. The woman was transported to the hospital for minor back pain.

This is the second local plane accident in the last two days. On Sunday, a man died after crashing his plane in Medina County.


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