Archive for June 26th, 2013

Plane crash in Wheeling 6-25-13 (more)

video from Larry Shapiro from the plane crash in Wheeling yesterday (6-25-13) including the recovery and transportation of the damage plane through the streets of Wheeling (during a dramatic lightning display)

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Buffalo Grove water rescues 6-26-13

The heavy storms that went through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumping a huge amount of water in many suburbs caused widespread road closures and flooding. Area fire departments were called to help motorists stranded in standing water as well as residents that could not leave their homes.

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department¬†requested a MABAS Box Alarm from within divisions 1 and 4 for swift water rescue techs and boats to help residents on St. Mary’s Parkway between Raupp Boulevard and Lincoln Terrace. Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Libertyville and Mount Prospect responded with techs and boats in addition to techs from a handful of other neighboring departments.

Larry Shapiro submitted images and a video (forthcoming) from the Buffalo Grove incident.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

St. Marys parkway as seen west of Raupp Boulevard. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Firefighters carry an inflatable boat for use in the evacuations. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

High water in this neighborhood prompted the fire department to request help with evacuationg residents. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Another resident is helped from his home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

A resident requires medical assistance after being assisted from his home in Buffalo Grove. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Libertyville responded with swift water techs and a boat. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department

New Buffalo Grove Medtec ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Buffalo Grove firefighters evacuate a resident and her pets. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Buffalo Grove firefighters assist a resident that has been evacuated. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Residents are evacuated from they home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

The rain continued sporadically throughout the evacuations. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

A firefighter undergoes decon. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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New engine for Rockford

Kevin Griffin found this new delivery for Rockford on the Pierce Flickr site

Rockford Fire Department

Pierce composite

 

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Plane crash in Wheeling 6-25-13 (more)

More images from the plane crash in Wheeling from Larry Shapiro … with a video to follow that includes the recovery and relocation of the plane.

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One view of the downed aircraft. Larry Shapiro photo

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Wheeling Crash Truck 23 in position to hit any fire that might erupt. Larry Shapiro photo

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A severed tree rests on the plane Larry Shapiro photo

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Another view of the downed aircraft. Larry Shapiro photo

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Wheeling Crash Truck 23. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Wheeling Engine 23 stands by the crash site as investigators review the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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Firefighters search the plane’s interior. Larry Shapiro photo

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A view of the front section of the plane. Larry Shapiro photo

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Wheeling’s deputy chief addresses the media. Larry Shapiro photo

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A heavy-duty wrecker on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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A tree is cleared from the plane. Larry Shapiro photo

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The plane in a sling for loading onto the flat bed. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane in a sling for loading onto the flat bed. Larry Shapiro photo

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Frie’s Towing with heavy equipment at the crash site. Larry Shapiro photo

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The plane as secured onto a flatbed. Larry Shapiro photo

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The plane as secured onto a flatbed. Larry Shapiro photo

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The plane is transported to a storage lot. Larry Shapiro photo

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The plane is moved on Milwaukee Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Click here to view a gallery with many more images from the plane crash in Wheeling.

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Plane crash in Wheeling 6-25-13

The first of several posts about a plane that went down on Wolf Road, in Wheeling, 1/2 mile north of Chicago Executive Airport.

 

From the Chicago Tribune:

A twin-engine plane crashed near an apartment complex as it was attempting to land at the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling this evening but there were no injuries to anyone on the ground, officials said.

The crash happened at about 8:28 p.m. near the intersection of Hintz Road and Wolf Road, police said. The plane landed nearly about four tenths of a mile from the Foxboro North Apartments, police said.

According to Federal Aviation Administration officials, the twin-engine Beechcraft 20 plane crashed just north of the airport, said Tony Molinaro, an FAA spokesman.

The pilot was the only person on the plane and sustained minor injuries, Molinaro said. The aircraft sustained some damage, Molinaro said.

Images and flight tracker from Drew Smith.

 

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from Flight Tracker

Radioman911.com has provided the audio.

2013/06/25 Wheeling Airplane Crash Wolf Rd. north of Hintz Rd.



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