Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cessna U206G Turbine Stationair, State of Illinois, N891LL: Accident occurred August 25, 2016 in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Springfield FSDO-19

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA335
14 CFR Public Use
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Cave-In-Rock, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G, registration: N891LL
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

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 August 25, 2016, about 1005 central daylight time, a Cessna U206G airplane, N891LL, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. The pilot received minor injuries and the camera operator received serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the State of Illinois under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a public use flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed without a flight plan from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI), Springfield, Illinois at 0845. 

While conducting an aerial mapping flight, the pilot stated the turbine engine lost total power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine, but was not successful and executed a forced landing, which substantially damaged both wings and the engine firewall. The airplane was retained for further examination.

UPDATED 2:05 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016

HARDIN CO. -- The Hardin County Sheriff's Office says two people were injured in Thursday's plane crash.

One person was flown to an out of state hospital. The second was taken by ambulance to Hardin County Hospital. There's no word on their conditions.

Illinois State Police are expected to release more information.


HARDIN CO. -- Authorities were called to a plane crash in Hardin County Thursday morning.

It happened near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 146, north of Cave-in-Rock. Both roads are open.

Illinois State Police, the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, and a medical helicopter responded.


HARDIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -   A small plane has crashed in Hardin County, Illinois, near Cave-in-Rock.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 146.

According to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane left Springfield, Ill. around 8 a.m.

The Illinois State Police are handling the investigation.

No word on any injuries.

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