'There's no way that pilot made it:' Witness describes Utah plane crash caught on camera
ROY, Utah (KUTV) - A single-engine plane crashed onto a roadway north of Salt Lake City Tuesday, bursting into flames on impact.
Police said a pilot was helped out of the plane and was walking around. A woman in the car that was struck was also given assistance from people in the area. Police said there were no significant injuries. Police confirmed the plane went down shortly after taking off.
KUTV's news crew was only a few blocks away when the crash happened. They saw the plane fly low over an apartment building before going out of view. Seconds later they heard an explosion when it hit the ground. The plane was engulfed in flames when they arrived.
"Wow, I'm still in shock," said Cami Hess who lives in the neighborhood where the plane went down near the Ogden-Hinkley Airport. “You just hear this boom, and we just took off running, we wanted to help.”
Witnesses saw the plane flying low before the crash.
At least one other car caught fire in the wreckage.
Cami Hess, who was nearby, said she was still in shock after seeing the violent end.
"I can't believe what I just saw," she said.
There's no way that pilot made it.
"I'm angry, I live right by here. This is the second crash in two months," Hess explained.
"Something has to be done."
“I watched the plane go right over the top of me and land right on that car," said witness Jay Barnes. “If the car wasn’t there, he would have been able to land.”
Barnes said one wheel hit the car, spinning botht he plane and the car around. When the plane hit the ground it burst into flames.
“I helped the lady get out of the car, and the guy in the plane jumped out and ran right over to the sidewalk,” Barnes said.
The pilot, according to Sgt. Matthew Gwynn of Roy police. was a 63-year-old man and was taken to a hospital "out of precaution."
“It’s a violent scene, but everyone is OK,” he said. “Usually in something like this you would expect someone to be hurt, we’re thankful that’s not the case today.”
The driver was a 43-year-old woman, her friend Rachael Price spoke to 2News.
“I could tell she was shooken up, so I asked her what was going on and she said ‘I just got hit by a plane,’” Price said. “She said, 'I’m ok, I’m alive, I’m alive.' I couldn’t believe she survived it.”
The driver's name has not been released and it is not clear if she was taken for precautionary care.
Roads were closed in the area while emergency crews responded to the crash.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.