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Plane, SUV Collide At Northwest Regional Airport

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ROANOKE (CBSDFW.COM) - A collision between a small plane and an SUV Saturday morning ended with the plane making a belly landing and the SUV losing a window.

The collision happened while the plane was attempting to land at Northwest Regional Airport Saturday morning around 11.  The plane, a 2005 Cessna Sky Hawk, was piloted by 43-year-old William Davis of Flower Mound.

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A Cessna plane that clipped an SUV at Northwest Regional Airport (Lonnie Haschell/Texas Department of Public Safety)

A 2008 Volvo XC90 was heading east on a road that crosses to the runway when the landing gear of the Cessna clipped the back driver-side window of the SUV.

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A Volvo SUV hit by a Cessna at Northwest Regional Airport (Lonnie Haschell/Texas Department of Public Safety)

Drivers at the airport are advised to keep their eyes out for incoming aircraft.

The two people inside the SUV were transported to Texas Health Harris Hospital Alliance in North Fort Worth.  The two were treated for minor injuries.

Davis, whose plane landed in a grassy area after sliding off the runway, was uninjured.  His plane suffered extensive damage.

Davis was coming home from a cross-country flight, and his wife wanted to get video of his landing.

Davis says he’s grateful everyone is okay, but just 4 weeks away from getting his pilot’s license, he is now unsure if he will ever fly again.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident.  This is the fourth incident involving a plane at Roanoke Airport in the past two months.

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