Thursday, September 22, 2016

Piper PA-28R-201 Cherokee Arrow III, Saint Louis University, N834PC: Incident occurred September 21, 2016 at St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS), Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois



FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA St. Louis FSDO-62

Date: 22-SEP-16
Time: 00:40:00Z
Regis#: N834PC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Illinois

An emergency landing at St. Louis Downtown Airport prompted several area fire departments to the scene of a runway Wednesday evening.

Per the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency, a Piper PA34 landed on its belly on runway around 8:30 p.m. 

The pilot tells officials they were unable to retract the landing gear in time.

The pilot was not hurt, but the plane received significant damage. 

The FAA will be investigating the incident.


CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – Officials at St. Louis Downtown Airport have requested the NTSB to investigate an incident at the airport.  

Around 8:30 pm emergency crews were summoned to the airport for plane that landed on the runway with no landing gear.

The plane was carrying only the pilot, who was uninjured in the accident.

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CAHOKIA --  Emergency crews were called to St. Louis Downtown Airport late Wednesday, according to the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency.

The agency posted on its Facebook page around 9 p.m. that there was “an aircraft incident” on the runway. 

MedStar Ambulance was on the scene evaluating the pilot, officials said. 

The National Transportation Safety Board was called to the scene.  The St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Department, Sauget Fire Department and Cahokia Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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