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Aircraft incident in Wheeling, 11-21-21 (more)

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

The Prospect Heights and Wheeling fire departments were called to Chicago Executive Airport at 11:01 a.m. for an incident involving a small aircraft. Specialized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting apparatus responded along with other fire apparatus and ambulances. The aircraft registration number is N99715 and is a Cessna 172P Skyhawk II. During a takeoff or landing, the single-engine plane left the runway at the north end of the airport and came to rest nose-down in the grass. There was a small fuel leak. No one was injured. The pilot was the only person onboard. The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident.

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Aircraft incident in Wheeling, 11-21-21

Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were dispatched for an aircraft standby at the Chicago Executive Airport Sunday morning where a small plane had landed and the front gear had collapsed. The plane with one soul on board ended up in the grass. The pilot was uninjured and outside when firefighters arrived. After plugging a small fuel leak, the plane was removed and the airport was reopened.

Front landing gear collapses as Private plane lands at the CHicago Executive Airport 11/21/21

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Prospect Heights FD Crash Truck 39

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tail number N99715

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Wheeling FD Crash truck 23

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tail number N99715

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Helicopter crash in Prospect Heights, 8-11-21

From Max Weingardt:

Prospect Heights/ Wheeling helicopter crash 8/11/21

Wheeling FD Crash Truck 23

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Small plane lands on I-355 in New Lenox 5-13-21

Excerpts from ab7chicago.com:

Part of I-355 was closed after a plane landed on the Tollway near New Lenox Thursday morning.

Illinois State Police responded after a small white Beechcraft aircraft made an emergency landing in the southbound lanes of I-355 due to unknown mechanical issues.

Four people were on board the plane at the time of the emergency landing including the pilot and three young women, ages 15, 20, and 21, all from Wilmington, Illinois. Three of the four people are being treated for back injuries and undergoing other medial checks at Silver Cross Hospital.

small plane on the interstate highway

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From ISP District 15 on Twitter:

Small plane lands on I355 SB near Route 6 in New Lenox, IL 5/13/21

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Planes skids off runway at Chicago Executive Airport, 10-21-20

This from Max Weingardt:

Jet slides off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport Wednesday night 10/21/20

Wheeling FD Crash Truck 23 on scene

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Prospect Heights FPD Crash Truck 39 on scene

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Prospect Heights FPD Crash Truck 39 on scene

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Fatal plane crash in Rockford, 8-20-20

Excerpts from rrstar.com:

One person has died after a twin-engine airplane crashed Thursday while attempting a takeoff at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. There was only one person aboard the Beechcraft Super King Air, which burned after impact. The flames were extinguished within about 10 minutes by Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Services crews.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, which happened about 3:40 p.m. shortly after the plane left the runway. The FAA said it will release the aircraft’s tail number after investigators verify it at the crash site.

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ARFF training at Chicago Executive Airport, 8-19-20

Firefighters from the Prospect Heights FPD and the Wheeling FD trained together for aircraft rescue and firefighting at the Chicago Executive Airport

Oshkosh P-19 ARFF

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Rosenbauer America Timberwolf with bumper turret

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E-ONE Titan 4x4 ARFF

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Firefighters enter aircraft on fire during training

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Firefighters with hand line battle fames near an airplane

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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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