SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Fire Department dispatched crews to the scene of a plane crash in a north-side homeowner's backyard.
There were two men on board the small, single-engine plane, ID No. N84NS, when it took off Monday morning, but the pilot noticed something amiss and turned back around to land the craft in a small neighborhood airstrip when something went wrong.
The plane came down hard, missing the tarmac, and instead taking out fences and a backyard shed before coming to a rest at the back porch of a home.
Inside that home 22-year-old Raymond Alonso was sorting Christmas gifts with his sister. He said it sounded like thunder as the plane barreled through his backyard in the 13000 block of Possum Way at around 10:20 a.m.
"But we got very lucky," Alonzo said. "It went right through the fence, and we had that shed that actually slowed it down. I think it would have gone further. Cause that wing got destroyed by the shed. I think that's what slowed it down."
Neither the pilot or the passenger were injured. Federal investigators will conduct a review to determine what caused the accident.
The damaged property is on the north side off Heimer Road near the Twin Oaks Air Park.