Frank and Heather Laudo got a surprise recently as they drove by the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, Texas. The couple's Volvo XC90 was struck by a small aircraft coming in for a landing. Student pilot William Davis clipped the roof of the crossover with his plane's fixed landing gear, shattering glass in the vehicle and sending the plane sliding into a field. Davis' wife captured the whole event on film. Neither the pilot nor his instructor were harmed in the collision, though the Laudos were transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries.
WPTV News Channel 5 reports the accident is the latest in a spate of incidents at the Northwest Regional Airport. In September, an instructor and student died in a crash shortly after takeoff, while October saw a pilot crash his biplane into a neighboring field. He was treated for minor injuries. Prior to that, a family of four died in a crash after taking off from the airfield. An instructor at the airport says the events are unrelated to each other. The Federal Aviation Administration is currently investigating the latest crash. You can check out a video news report on the event below.