Neighbors say North Side airport runway is too close to homes


SAN ANTONIO - A plane landing at Twin-Oaks Air Park in North San Antonio Monday afternoon crashed through a fence and landed in the road of a residential area.

The two passengers made it out with no serious injuries. One was transported to the hospital for back pain but both are expected to be okay.

It happened in the 600 block of Heimer Road at about 2:50 p.m. Officers said the couple was trying to land the plane at a private airport, but overshot runway and was unable to stop in time. The plane went over the runway fence, slightly tipped over and finally stopped in the middle of the street.

"I was like oh my God, it actually happened," said 10-year resident, Jason West.

Many residents say the flying traffic is too close to comfort. They worry this situation could have been much worse.

"Every time I hear them taking off and landing, I'm just like, I don't know, there's just too many houses around schools, and all that stuff, it's just kind of crazy," said West.

The homes were developed around the private airport but neighbors hoped something would change as developments went up.

"Another small plane went into one of the neighbor's backyards here on canyon park," said Frank Chapa.

In 2012, an airplane heading to Twin Oaks airport crashed into a family's back yard.

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