Plane Crashes Into Home, Killing Pilot

At the end of December 2023, a single-engine plane was involved in a catastrophic accident that resulted in the pilot’s untimely death. The plane crashed into a house in Van Zandt County, Texas.

Roger D. Turner, a 60-year-old resident of Edgewood, was the pilot of a Cirrus SR22 that crashed after 6 p.m. outside of Canton, East Texas. The Cirrus SR22 is a composite aircraft with a single engine that can accommodate four or five passengers.

According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Turner was the only passenger aboard the aircraft and was on his way back from Addison, Texas, where he worked.

A residence was struck by the aircraft when it crashed, inflicting some minor damage, as stated by the Texas Department of Public Safety. According to the authorities, the gutters on the property have sustained some damage. The wreckage of the aircraft can be seen in the video taken at the site adjacent to a house, which, according to a representative for the Texas Department of Public Safety, was vacant at the time. Crash debris was spread throughout the front yard.

Turner was transported to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

When the collision occurred, State Senator Bob Hall, a resident of the area, was present.  According to Hall, the emergency responders did an excellent job of arriving at the scene in a timely manner and carrying out the essential actions to prevent the building from catching fire.

An investigation into the incident was anticipated to be carried out by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Protection was provided by Texas State Troopers at the scene of the collision.

The post-accident report of the aircraft’s flight control system proved that flight control continuity had been maintained. Both the propeller and the propeller spinner exhibited rotational and torsional characteristics that were compatible with the engine’s function at the time of the crash.