Mooney Lands On Truck

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While we can't believe it was his intended target, the pilot of a Mooney M20F can add the dubious distinction of using a moving highway truck's trailer as a landing strip -- and living to tell the tale. Mark Taylor Davis was trying to get to the airport at Fabens, Texas (near El Paso) after the Mooney's engine quit but he didn't quite make it. The plane left a couple of skid marks on top of the trailer before falling onto the highway upside down. Neither Taylor nor his wife Mercedes were hurt. Truck driver Raymond Bennett White Jr. said he didn't hear a thing when the plane touched down.