Saturday, June 11, 2016

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N82694; accident occurred June 11, 2016 in East St. Louis, Illinois -Kathryn's Report

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) 

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA218 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 2016 in East St. Louis, IL
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N82694
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 11, 2016, about 1200 central daylight time (CDT), a Aeronca 7AC, N82694, experienced a complete loss of engine power and made an emergency landing on a closed section of newly constructed highway in East St. Louis, Illinois. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the tail section and wing struts during impact with a construction barricade. The commercial, airline transport-rated pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was privately registered and operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.

Brooklyn Fire Department was responding to an “aircraft incident” midday Saturday at Illinois 3 and Interstate 70, according to St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency.

A small plane went down, but there were no injuries, according to the EMA.

Two people were aboard the small plane and got out uninjured, according to the Illinois State Police. ISP received the call at noon.

State Police, at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, closed Illinois 3 near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

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