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Elzie McDonald, 87, died in a fiery crash into a strip mall on West Park Boulevard in Plano, Texas

Modified Date: 
Sun, 12/10/2023 - 8:23am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Pilot dies in small plane that crashed, caught fire near Plano strip mall, FAA says

The crash comes after a small plane crashed into a car in McKinney on Nov. 11 after attempting to make an emergency landing. The pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at Aero County Airport in McKinney, but was unable to stop the plane at the end of the runway. The plane went through a fence and onto eastbound Virginia Parkway, where it crashed into a car driving by.

One dead after plane crashes into Plano shopping center parking lot

The single-engine Mooney M20, with just the pilot aboard, went down at about 6 p.m. north of Air Park-Dallas Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Preliminary NTSB report confirms wing dipped in fatal Plano plane crash

The pilot, 87-year-old Elzie McDonald, of Arizona, was attempting to land his single-engine Mooney M20C at Air Park Dallas but decided to go around for a second attempt.

People Involved: 
Elzie McDonald
Plano, TX