Sunday, September 11, 2016

Piper PA-28-161, N8120B: Incident occurred September 11, 2016 in Cedar Lake, Lake County, Indiana

GREAT NORTHERN AIRCRAFT INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N8120B 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA South Bend FSDO-17

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, NEAR CEDAR LAKE, INDIANA. 

Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N8120B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CEDAR LAKE
State: Indiana

CEDAR LAKE — A small, single engine plane made an emergency landing in unincorporated Cedar Lake on Sunday, according to Lake County sheriff's police.

At about 2:15 p.m. the plane landed in a field in the area of 145th Avenue east of State Line Road. 

One person was in the plane and there were no injuries. 

Police said the aircraft was being flown out of Griffith-Merrillville Airport and airport personnel responded to assist with FAA personnel en route to the scene. 

According to police an engine issue is believed to be the cause of the plane making the emergency landing. 

Source:   http://www.nwitimes.com

An engine problem forced the pilot of a small airplane to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in a field near Cedar Lake, Indiana.

The single-engine plane landed about 2:15 p.m. near 145th Avenue east of the state line in unincorporated Hanover Township, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

The pilot was the only person on board, and no one was hurt, sheriff’s police said.

The plane had taken off from Griffith-Merrillville Airport, about 20 miles northeast of where it landed. 

Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating.

Source:   http://chicago.suntimes.com

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