A Boutique Air Pilatus PC-12 has crashed this afternoon near Dallas, Texas, United States of America.
The Boutique Air Pilatus PC-12 aircraft with registration N477SS was scheduled to depart Dallas at 14:15, the flight departed 60 minutes late as BTQ902 at 15:15 bound for Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States of America.
After departing Dallas Fort Worth, the Boutique Air flight climbed to 6,300 feet, when the aircraft’s single-engine was lost. The pilot contacted Air Traffic Control and proceeded to make an emergency landing in a field near Mesquite Metro Airport, Texas.
A gouge was visible in the field, where it’s believed the Pilatus PC-12 first struck the ground. The aircraft fuselage remained intact, with the exception of tbe
Pilatus apparently first touched down before turning and coming to a stop. Most of the fuselage remained intact, though the starboard wing was separated from the plane and was seen burning in the field.
Unconfirmed reports state the pilot survived the crash, local news reported the pilot was left with a broken leg. The pilot was airlifted by CareFlite Baylor Medical Center in Dallas for treatment.
Mesquite Metro Airport, which was closed to traffic following the crash, reopened at 4:39 p.m.