(FOX 4) – Gilbreath had just gotten her pilot’s license while studying aviation at the University of Oklahoma when she decided to spend a second summer working on planes and getting in-flight hours at the Aero Country Airport in her hometown of McKinney.
On May 23, someone from an aero club at the airport asked a pilot to take Gilbreath up. The NTSB’s preliminary report says the piper plane they were in “landed hard, bounced, then landed and bounced again before a go-around attempt was made.”
The plane barely cleared hangars at the airport before hitting the roof of a storage facility near a busy intersection and crashed into a home. A mom and her three young kids were in the home, but none of them were hurt. CONTINUE