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Small plane clips SUV

Nov. 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM   |   Comments

ROANOKE, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Two people said they were "lucky" to sustain only a few injuries when their sport utility vehicle was clipped by the landing gear of a small plane in Texas.

Heather and Frank Laudo of Flower Mound said they were driving on the road alongside the runway Saturday morning at Northwest Regional Airport near Roanoke when the top of the vehicle was struck by the landing gear of the single-engine Cessna, WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth, reported Tuesday.

"I knew it was a plane immediately, because when I looked to the left, I saw him and he couldn't have been more than 10 feet away," Frank said. "I thought, 'Wow, he's a little low.'"

Frank Laudo said he and his wife were able to walk away from the crash with only a few cuts, scrapes and skull staples.

"In the scheme of things, everybody is OK, and we count ourselves very, very lucky," he said.

William Davis, the student pilot operating the plane, was able to land the aircraft on its belly and was not seriously injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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