- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno fire battalion chief says it’s “nothing short of a miracle” no one was hurt and no cars were hit when a small plane with a pilot and his two daughters aboard crash-landed and hit two fences on a street near an airport.

Battalion Chief Rich Cabral tells the Fresno Bee (https://bit.ly/1A5EkUg) that the plane crossed a busy thoroughfare Sunday at just the right moment.

The single-engine Navion plane was about to land at Sierra Sky Park when it hit the ground just south of a runway, plowing through one fence bordering the street, breaking off two wheels and slamming into a fence on the other side.

Pilot Jon Flaugher tells the Bee he was returning to Fresno from Madera when the plane he’s owned for about five years lost power.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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