Small Plane Runs Off Taxiway, Hits Fence at Love Field

State Senator Ken Seliger was piloting the plane, his office confirmed.

Texas Sen. Kel Seliger was not injured when he accidentally drove his single-engine plane onto a vehicle service road and ran into a chain-link fence at Dallas Love Field.

Love Field spokesman Jose L. Torres said the 62-year-old Amarillo Republican was alone in the plane when the incident happened near a private aviation company along Lemmon Avenue, northeast of the airport's commercial airline terminal.

Torres said Seliger was heading back to Amarillo but took the service road instead of a taxiway that leads to a runway.

The left wing of the Bonanza A-36 caught the fence and pulled the propeller into the fence.

In April, Seliger was injured and needed ankle and elbow surgery after a motorcycle accident in Austin.

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