Truck driver hears strange thud on Ohio highway, makes surprising discovery

FREMONT, OH (AP/WCMH) — A truck driver who heard a strange thud while driving down an Ohio highway says he pulled over to find landing gear sticking out his trailer after it was clipped by a small plane making a low approach.

No one was injured in the collision near the Fremont airport Tuesday. The pilot of the plane landed the aircraft on its belly.

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Truck driver Russ Street pulled over at the airport, thinking he might have blown a tire, and saw a small tire sticking out of the top of his trailer.

“I was just driving down Ohio 53, and I heard a boom,” Street told the Sandusky Register. “It rocked the trailer. I thought the semi was going over.”

State police say it’s unclear why the plane was coming in low. They say the pilot, 71-year-old John Randall, was out for a short practice flight.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are expected to arrive Wednesday.

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