Pilot makes emergency landing at Texas racecourse

Trinity Meadows Racetrack
Trinity Meadows Racetrack

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.


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