Tractor-trailer clipped by plane making emergency landing on Texas highway

Airplane crashed on Texas highway
Texas Department of Public Safety

A small plane struck a tractor-trailer last weekend while making an emergency landing on a highway north of Houston.

A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson said the plane apparently lost power as it approached the highway.

Investigators for the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement, "The pilot of a single-engine Beech M35 reported engine problems and made an emergency landing on Highway 99 near Tomball, Texas around 11:30 a.m. local time Sunday, Jan. 22. The aircraft clipped a trailer, hit a concrete barrier and caught fire after landing. Only the pilot was on board."

Tomball is located about 33 miles northwest of Houston.

Neither the pilot nor the trucker was injured in the collision. Neither was identified.