A truck and a plane both sustained damage in a collision on a Fallston Airport runway earlier this month, but no injuries were reported, police said.
Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said deputies responded to the airfield just before noon on Nov. 4 after a 1945 Taylor Craft airplane piloted by James Walker, 78, of Baltimore collided with a company truck operated by Frank Hellman of Hellman Brothers Asphalt of Jarrettsville.
Hellman told deputies that his company was doing repairs on the runway, and had to move their vehicles earlier that morning to allow Walker to take off. Hellman said he was not told when the plane might return; when it did, his vehicles were not given time to clear the runway.
According to police, Walker landed his plane, striking Hellman’s 1995 Ford pick-up truck, and returned to the hangar. The truck sustained damage to its windshield, rood, and a propane tank in the bed of the truck; the plane’s left wing was damaged. Hopkins said the two parties exchanged information, and the Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the incident.