A pilot in Texas was forced to land at a racecourse after the propeller on his single-engine aircraft fell off.
Jack Barnett, 79, of Benbrook, was at an altitude of about 2,000 feet when the propeller cracked and split in two before falling.
Barnett’s plane, a 1978 Grumman AA-5B, glided to the landing at the Trinity Meadows racetrack between Fort Worth and Weatherford. Barnett was not injured in the incident.
He had taken off from a private airpark nearby.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the incident.