Comment: The plane was within 15 feet

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The plane was within 15 feet

The plane was within 15 feet of the ground, so it is very possible.

There are couple things to add:

1. Supreme court ruled that Americans have 200 ft of sky above their home or land

2. Texas Law
9.41 Protection of one's own property

A person in lawful possesion of land or tangible, movable property is justified in using force against another when and to the degress the actor reasonably believes the force is immedietly necessary to prevent or terminate the other's trespass on the land or unlawful interference with the property.

To answer your last question: I am not sure, but in order to protect his land he had to act quickly.