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Plane vs Car at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke Texas

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Published on Nov 4, 2012

Not my video, all rights go to original photographer (Davis family - Pilot's wife) and WFAA. Just sharing the video.
Please read description. I have turned on comments, but please please try to keep it civil.

A male diver (Female was the passenger, male was driving SUV) of a black SUV fails to stop at a crossing that is at the very end of the start of the runway at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke. The road is marked with STOP and there is a sign to yield to aircraft. Driver does not even slow down or make an attempt to stop and the plane clips the roof. Yes the aircraft was too low on their approach, but this is why the STOP painted on the road is there. Driver claims to not have see the airplane, well you did not even make an attempt to look as you did not stop buddy. This type of crossing is not uncommon in the USA and the airport says they have tried to fix this, but the property owner on the other side will not sell the land to make a new road.

I go to this airport often for the Blue Hanger Restaurant and this is where the couple in the SUV was going. I have often had to wait for an airplane to land and always stop, but usually I am on my motorcycle so I can see everything. When I am in my car I will stop, look out the widow and take time to look for air craft. I will also look as I am driving on the road with my window down before the turn where you first see the black SUV on the very left for a brief second at 0:06. I have never had a problem seeing the aircraft from either street. The SUV driver my opinion was not paying attention to their surrounding and should know better as it was reported they often go to the Blue Hanger.

Video was provided to all the local TV stations from the Davis family.

See video of a plane landing at the same airport from earlier this year that I took. This will show you just how low they can be and why you need to stop and look.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RViyJZ...

This is a video to show driving on the frontage road of the runway and the truck in front of the motorcycle stopping to make sure there are no planes landing. (Note start video at 21:00 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFhmcu...

Video original link
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/denton...

Making Roanoke's airport safer for motorists
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/denton...

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