Small plane making 18-wheel emergency landing clips on Grand Parkway, HCSO says

Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials say Grand Parkway near Cypress Rosehill is closed in both directions after a small plane clipped an 18-wheeler during an emergency landing.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m.

Officials said the plane may have caught fire while landing on the highway.

The pilot and driver of the 18-wheeler suffered no major injuries. Officials said the pilot refused to receive medical treatment.

The FAA provided the following statement:

“The pilot of a single-engine Beech M35 reported engine trouble and made an emergency landing on Highway 99 near Tomball, Texas around 11:30 a.m. local time Sunday January 22. The aircraft clipped a trailer, hit a concrete barrier and burst into flames after landing. Only the pilot was on board.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide updates.

· Contact local authorities to find out the names and health status of those on board.

The FAA will issue a preliminary accident/incident report here usually the next business day.

Once investigators have verified the aircraft registration number (N number), it can be searched here.”

Motorists are asked to seek an alternate route. Highway 99/Grand Parkway will remain closed for several hours while authorities investigate.

This is a developing story, please check for updates.

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