HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) — A pilot and four passengers escaped serious injury Wednesday when their plane made an emergency landing at the airport in Houston in north Mississippi.
The pilot, Dan Campbell, told the Chickasaw Journal (http://bit.ly/1wxwOQj ) the plane was hit by severe wind-shear while landing. Two passengers were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.
Campbell says the plane did a ground roll and slid into a ditch on the south of the runway and caught fire. Firefighters used foam to put out the blaze.
The two-engine 1996 Windstream Beechcraft is owned by Quality Iron of Houston. Campbell says the plane had left Memphis to pick up a passenger in Houston and its next stop was Louisiana.
The accident occurred about 8 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com