Saturday, August 30, 2014

1975 Plane without a Pilot

A small plane that regularly tows planes at Friendswood's Clover Field got away from its pilot, William Russon, Saturday, ran through a county road ditch, hit a Houston Lighting and Power Company guard light pole, crashed through a fence and came to rest beside a home on Dixie Farm Road. Perry Brown of Clover Field said the plane was being hand propped by the pilot was attempting to get into it, when the throttle slipped into the open position and gave power to the engine. Brown said the incident was reported to the FAA Air Safety Branch, the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department and Houston Lighting and Power Company.  

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