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Small plane flown by Fort Worth man clips light pole, crash-lands in Dallas parking lot

A small plane made a safe emergency landing in a North Dallas parking lot Monday night.
A small plane made a safe emergency landing in a North Dallas parking lot Monday night. WFAA

A Fort Worth man piloting a small airplane was forced to make a crash landing in a hotel parking lot in North Dallas late Monday after his craft clipped a light pole.

He had no passenger aboard and walked away with no injuries from the incident, Dallas police say. He extinguished a small fire that happened after he landed, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The FAA said that the plane was a Piper PA-28 flying from Tupelo, Miss., to Weatherford.

According to the FAA, the plane is registered to Robert Hawley of Fort Worth, who declined to comment.

The plane crash-landed in the parking lot of the Extend Stay America Hotel Dallas on 18470 Dallas North Parkway about 11 p.m. Monday, police said.

The plane was damaged, but there was no damage to nearby buildings, police say.

Hawley was forced to make the emergency landing because the plane was losing fuel, the FAA said.

A surveillance camera from a local business captured the C-130 military cargo plane crashing outside of Savannah, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon. At least five people were killed in the crash.

"The turbulence is going crazy and people are crying and screaming." Watch the the video as Marty Martinez recounts the harrowing minutes before the emergency landing. http://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/article209122734.html

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74
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