On today’s date (01-01-17), at approximately 11:30am, the New Braunfels Police Department received reports that a small aircraft had crashed into a residence in the 1600 block of Wald Road...
New Braunfels, Texas — On today’s date, at approximately 11:30am, the New Braunfels Police Department received reports that a small aircraft had crashed into a residence in the 1600 block of Wald Road.
After arriving on scene, officers were able to determine that a 67-year old Converse man had been flying a single-seat Ultralight aircraft when the plane lost power. The pilot attempted to land the aircraft in a vacant field behind the residence on Wald Road; however, the plane clipped some power lines which inverted the aircraft, causing it to come to rest on the roof of a carport attached to the residence.
The pilot was uninjured in the crash and the 4 adult occupants inside the home were also uninjured. The New Braunfels Fire Department was able to quickly contain a small fuel leak from the aircraft following the crash. New Braunfels Utilities was called to the scene in order to restore power to the area.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were notified of the incident and those agencies will be conducting the investigation.