Sunday, December 3, 2017

Pulsar 912XP, N912GR: Incident occurred December 02, 2017 near Olson Airport (LL53), Plato Center, Kane County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Plato Center, Illinois

Aircraft landed in pasture. Damage to landing gear.

http://registry.faa.gov/N912GR

Date: 02-DEC-17
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N912GR
Aircraft Make: PULSAR EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: 912XP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: LAWRENCEVILLE
State: ILLINOIS


A 74-year-old St. Charles man was able to walk away without injury after crashing his home-built plane in Plato Township.

According to a report from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, David Weaver of St. Charles attempted to land his Pulsar 912XP experimental, home built airplane at around 5 p.m. Saturday at Olson Airport in Plato Township.

“When he came in for his landing, he advised there was an issue with lighting, causing him to misjudge his approach,” said Pat Gengler, Kane County Sheriff’s Office director of administration.

The plane crashed through a wooden fence surrounding a horse pasture and came to rest on its belly in the pasture, southeast of the landing strip, the news release said.

Weaver, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was uninjured.

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office




A 74-year-old pilot was uninjured after he crashed a homemade aircraft in a Kane County field on Saturday, officials said.


David Weaver, of St. Charles, was operating a Pulsar 912XP experimental home built airplane about 5 p.m. when he started experiencing a problem with lighting, said Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler.


Weaver tried to land his plane at Olson Airport, but he misjudged the approach due to the lighting issues, Gengler said.


Instead, Weaver crashed through a wooden fence and came to a rest in a horse pasture, southeast of the landing strip.


Weaver, who was the only person inside the plane, was not hurt.


Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.chicagotribune.com


PLATO CENTER, Illinois (Fox 32 News) - A homemade plane crashed in a rural area near Elgin, Illinois on Saturday night. No one was hurt.


The single-engine Aero Design Pulsar was being flown by David Weaver, 74, of St. Charles. It crashed in a horse pasture near Plato Center around 5 p.m.


Weaver told investigators that "because of an issue with lighting," he misjudged his approach to Olson Airport.

  
The plane's landing gear was damaged and the FAA is investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.fox32chicago.com


A St. Charles pilot walked away OK after misjudging his approach to a landing in Plato Township Saturday afternoon and flew through a fence.


According to a report from the Kane County sheriff's department, 74-year-old David Weaver was trying to land a Pulsar 912XP experimental homebuilt airplane at the Olson Airport.


He told authorities there was an issue with lighting. The plane crashed through a wooden fence and came to rest on its belly in a pasture southeast of the landing strip, at 9N670 Kendall Road.


Weaver, the sole occupant, was not injured.


Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.dailyherald.com

A man was not hurt when he crashed his plane in rural Kane County on Saturday evening.


The pilot, 74-year-old David Weaver, was flying an experimental plane near Olson Airport in Plato Township when he began his descent to land.


According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, there was an issue with lighting at the airport, causing Weaver to misjudge the descent and to crash the aircraft.


The plane ended up crashing through a wooden fence, and came to rest on its belly, according to the sheriff’s office. Weaver was not injured in the crash. 


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbcchicago.com

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