Plane crashes through fence at Reid-Hillview airport

Reid Hillview Airport plane
A small plane rolled off a runway at Reid-Hillview airport in San Jose Tuesday morning, ending up on Tully Road near Capitol Expressway.

A small plane trying to take off at Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose Tuesday morning instead crashed through a fence near the runway and ended up blocking part of a major thoroughfare in the city, a fire spokesman said.

San Jose firefighters got a call at 10:38 a.m. about the incident at the airport and arrived four minutes later to find the plane had overran the runway, crashed through the fence and came to a stop on Tully Road, fire spokesman Capt. Christopher Salcido said.

Salcido said two men in the plane, the pilot and passenger, were not injured. He said it was also fortunate that no vehicles were struck by the plane on Tully Road, a busy street in the city.

The plane remained blocking westbound Tully Road between Capitol Expressway and Eastridge Way late this morning.

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