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Small plane slides off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport 4-2-20

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters and police were dispatched for a reported plane crash just before 7PM Thursday evening (4/2/20) at the Chicago Executive Airport. Units were advised by the tower that a small plane with one soul on board had landed but was resting in roughly two feet of water in a drainage ditch alongside the runway. Wheeling Battalion 24 found the pilot in good condition inside the plane and no hazards. Only units from the still district were held at the scene and all others were held up. The pilot self extricated from the plane and signs a medical release form at the scene. One fire company remained on the scene as a wrecker arrived to remove the plane, a Cessna Skyhawk, from the ditch.

Cessna Skyhawk in ditch alongside runway

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Cessna Skyhawk in ditch alongside runway

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Freightliner ambulance

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Wheeling police units on the runway at Chicago Executive Airport

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Rosenbauer America IHC/Timberwolf on airport runway

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Rosenbauer America IHC/Timberwolf in Wheeling

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Wheeling/Prospect Heights Fire Department news (more)

This from Dan McInerney:

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear 
Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Departments
 
The aircraft with 2 souls on board circled for approximately 90 minutes to burn off excess fuel before landing. The pilot did an excellent job bringing it in with no injuries and minor damage to the airframe.
Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Prospect Heights FPD and Wheeling FD units standby at Chicago Executive Airport

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Prospect Heights FPD and Wheeling FD units standby at Chicago Executive Airport

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 after landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Wheeling/Prospect Heights Fire Department news (more)

Cessna 310 with nose gear failure

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From the Prospect Heights FPD:

Call came in at 12:15 p.m.

Report was an aircraft having with trouble landing gear on nose of plane. For this, we send a Stand By assignment. The vehicles and personnel report to pre-assigned locations at the airport and wait for further information from the Air Traffic Control Tower. A standby occurs when the pilot believes there may be an emergency once a landing is attempted such as in this case of having to eventually land but perhaps with the landing gear not working as intended.

Aircraft was a Cessna 310 twin-prop with two persons onboard, pilot and passenger.

Aircraft remained in flight for more than one hour using up fuel.

While the incident began at 12:15, the aircraft did not land until almost 2:00 p.m. This was a safety precaution (to use up the fuel and ensure conditions were best possible).

Initial response was:

·       Two specialized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles, one from Prospect Heights and one from Wheeling

·       Two battalion chiefs, one from Prospect Heights and one from Wheeling

·       One ambulance

·       One engine

Once it was determined that in fact there were two persons on board and that the landing would be made without confidence in the landing gear, one additional ambulance and one tanker were requested. Both PHFPD and Wheeling fire chiefs and deputy chiefs also responded.

Due to the anticipated length of the incident, off-duty Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters were paged to come in and fill in their respective stations until the on-duty personnel cleared the airport.

The plane landed on runway 12/30 and came to a full stop on the runway with the nose of the aircraft unsupported as shown in the attached photo.

Neither the pilot or passenger were transported to a hospital for care.

The airport is jointly owned by the City of Prospect Heights and the Village of Wheeling. Both fire departments operate a joint response with unified command for any aircraft incident. Unlike homes or businesses, there are not streets that easily define the municipal boundaries. Many times an aircraft incident may begin in one municipality and travel into the other. For more than 20 years this joint response has worked well and produced positive results.

Prospect Heights FPD ARFF unit

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Prospect Heights FPD ARFF unit and tender 9

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Wheeling/Prospect Heights Fire Department news

Wheeling and Prospect Heights units spent several hours this afternoon (12/5/18) at the Chicago Executive Airport as a small plane with front landing gear issues circled the area to burn off fuel before landing. When the plane was allowed to land, the pilot brought the plane in as the front gear collapsed. There was no fire, no injuries, and minimal damage to the plane.

private plane after landing without front nose gear

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Plane Crashes onto Frozen Rock River, 1-20-18

This from Dave Weaver:

1/20/18 GRAND DETOUR – Plane Crashes onto Frozen Rock River after Downing Power Line; Fox Lake FPD Airboat Responds to Assist Dixon Rural FPD on Interdivisional Box Alarm – Video by Dave Weaver
LIVE NEWS MONITORING:
DETAILS: At 12:36 PM on Saturday, January 20, a pilot struck a power line before crash landing onto the frozen Rock River in Grand Detour, IL near the border of Lee and Ogle counties, north of Dixon. The Dixon Rural Fire Prot. Dist., which is in MABAS Division 18 (Ogle County) requested the specialized assistance of an airboat from the Fox Lake Fire Prot. Dist. The Fox Lake FPD is in MABAS Division 4 (Lake County). The airboat crew helped ComEd workers assess the damaged power line which was entangled with the aircraft. The airboat crew also helped with the recovery of the damaged aircraft which was tugged to shore by cable. Because of the unique nature of Fox Lake’s airboat, and their crews’ familiarity with ice incidents, their specialized asset and operational skills helped bring this incident to a safe, efficient conclusion.

 

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Airplane emergency landing at the Aurora Airport, 5-24-17

This from Dave Weaver:

5/24/17 SUGAR GROVE, IL – 2-wheeled Piper Saratoga emergency landing at the Aurora Airport – Video by Dave Weaver

Excerpts from WSPYnews.com:

 

A pilot flying over Sugar Grove made an emergency, two-wheeled landing at the Aurora Airport this week after the left main landing gear on the plane failed to extend.

Lumanair Aviation Services Pilot Scott Luman told WSPY that it was a first for him making an emergency landing. He was flying his Piper Saratoga over the airport around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday when the left main landing gear did not extend.

Video provided shows him land the plane smoothly, eventually coming to a stop with the plane’s left wing touching the ground.

According to radio traffic, Luman circled the airport until emergency crews were able to arrive at the airport as a precaution.

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2-11 Alarm + EMS Plan II at O’Hare Airport, 10-28-16 (more)

More photos from the scene of the Still & Box + EMS Plan I at O’Hare Airport, 10-28-16 taken roughly 30 minutes after the fire

Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

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Still & Box + EMS Plan I at O’Hare Airport, 10-28-16

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Seven passengers and a flight attendant suffered minor injuries when an American Airlines flight bound for Miami caught fire on a runway at O’Hare International Airport as it was taking off Friday afternoon.

The pilot of Flight 383, a Boeing 767, aborted the takeoff as it rolled down runway 28R around 2:35 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The 161 passengers and nine crew members were evacuated down emergency chutes on the left side of the plane while the wing on the right side burned, according to the airline and video on the scene.

The FAA said the problem started with a blown tire, but American said  the takeoff was aborted due to an engine-related mechanical issue.

A controller radioed the plane when it suddenly came to a stop, according to a recording of the radio traffic. “American 383 … stopping on the runway,” the controller said.

“Roger, roger, fire,” the pilot radioed.

“You see any smoke or fire?” the controller asked.

“Yea, fire off the right wing.”

“OK, send out the trucks.”

A few seconds later, the pilot contacts the tower again. “Chicago, American 383, we’re evacuating.”

“American 383, roger, trucks are on the way.”

As the plane caught fire, a large rounded piece of metal smashed through the roof of a UPS facility on the airport grounds and bounced off the floor, according to an airport worker.

Runways 10L-28R, 10C-28C and 15/33 were closed after the incident.

American Airlines jet burns on O'Hare runway

Passengers and crew leave the area where an American Airlines plane stopped when its right wing caught fire Friday afternoon at O’Hare Airport. (Photo courtesy Alan Lemery)

AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE ENGINE CATCHES FIRE AT CHICAGO’S O’HARE AIRPORT
A plane caught fire at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Friday afternoon.

American Airlines said all the passengers were able to evacuate the plane. It’s not clear if anyone was injured.

A ground stop is in effect until O’Hare until the scene is cleared.
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American Airlines said the incident involved Flight 383 bound for Miami that was forced to abort its takeoff.

An engine fire on the right wing of the Boeing 747 has been put out, officials said. Emergency inflatable slides were deployed.

This video shows the raging fire and smoke:
** WARNING: Video contains strong language and profanity American Airlines said all the passengers were able to evacuate the plane. It’s not clear if anyone was injured.

A ground stop is in effect until O’Hare until the scene is cleared
Terrifying moments in Chicago after a plane caught fire and was forced to abort its takeoff from O’Hare International Airport
Five people were injured after an American Airlines plane caught fire and passengers evacuated on the runway at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago
PLANE CATCHES FIRE AT CHICAGO AIRPORT; 5 INJURED
Five people were reportedly injured after an American Airlines plane caught fire and passengers evacuated on the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said Flight 383 was about to depart Chicago for Miami Friday afternoon when it blew a tire and damaged an engine. That’s when the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone evacuated the plane An engine fire on the right wing of the Boeing 767 plane has been put out, officials said.
Video shows American Airlines flight after it aborted takeoff at Chicago O’Hare; passengers safely evacuated, FAA tells @ABC News Emergency inflatable slides were deployed. American Airlines said all the passengers and crew members were able to evacuate the plane. The injuries were reported to be minor.

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Plane crash in Plainfield

From the Joliet Fire Department Facebook page:

**AIRPLANE CRASH/STRUCTURE FIRE**

-Station 9’s run area

-Box alarm

-Engine 10
-Engine 8
-Engine 7
-Engine 5
-Quint 9
-Ambulance 8
-Ambulance 9
-Ambulance 7

-Airplane crash (unknown size) into a house. Hampton St and Bedford St

-Units currently working and unknown injuries.

-More details to come when available

small plane crashes near Joliet IL

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small plane crashes near Joliet IL

Joliet Fire Department Facebook page

small plane crashes near Joliet IL

Joliet Fire Department Facebook page

small plane crashes near Joliet IL

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small plane crashes near Joliet IL

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small plane crashes near Joliet IL

Joliet Fire Department Facebook page

small plane crashes near Joliet IL

Joliet Fire Department Facebook page

small plane crashes near Joliet IL

Joliet Fire Department Facebook page

Excerpts from NBCChicago.com:

A pilot was killed when a small plane crashed in a southwest Chicago suburb Thursday morning, burning a home in the residential area, according to authorities.

The Joliet Police Department said the plane crashed in the 1800 block of Hampton Court near Chestnut Hill Road and Bedford Drive in Plainfield around 11:15 a.m.

No one was inside the home at the time of the crash and the Federal Aviation Administration said there were no injuries on the ground. It remained unclear how many people were inside the plane, but the city manager for Joliet, said the pilot was killed.

Footage of the scene showed the house badly burned on one side with debris scattered across the street. Officials said they believe fuel from the plane sparked the fire, but an investigation remained ongoing.

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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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