Friday, July 13, 2018

Cessna 182B Skylane, N2394G: Accident occurred July 11, 2018 near Logan County Airport (KAAA), Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield

Kilo Aviation LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA421
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Lincoln, IL
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N2394G

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Force landed onto interstate.

Date: 11-JUL-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N2394G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

LINCOLN — There are no serious injuries reported after a small aircraft made an emergency landing and struck at least one vehicle Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 55 near Lincoln.

“We were traveling northbound on Interstate 55 after leaving Lincoln and saw this plane to our left near the cornfields,” said Ronald Childs, of Atlanta, a witness to the crash. “He was kind of low and then just started getting even lower and so we thought he might be a crop duster.”

But then, the plane ventured past the edge of a cornfield and onto the interstate, said Childs.

“He got really low, right above the cars and we saw his wheel hit the back of the car, knocking the window out,” he said. “We were still driving, but we couldn’t see him, but knew he wasn’t in the air anymore.”

The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m.

The plane is a Cessna 182B with four seats and was registered to Kilo Aviation out of Lacon.

Childs, who was traveling with his wife, Grace, stopped, turned around and returned to the crash scene. There, they saw the small yellow and black single-engine plane resting in the median with its wings still intact.

“He was out of the plane and he was fine,” said Childs, referring to the pilot. “The driver of the car had his son with him and they were both fine.

“But it was pretty intense.”

Police said William Farnsley, 51, of Austin, Ind., was attempting to land at Logan County Airport when for unknown reasons, the plane lost power and was forced to make the emergency landing in the southbound lanes of the interstate.

During the landing, the plane struck a passenger vehicle, causing minor damage to the automobile, owned by Jeremy Kampwerth, 42, of O'Fallon, who was traveling with his 9-year-old son.

The pilot tried to land the plane in the southbound lane, but it traveled through the median and came to rest on the left shoulder of the northbound lanes. The plane suffered damage to the landing gear and was towed from the scene, police said.

“It was an amazing thing to see,” said Bill Thomas, of Lincoln, who was also traveling northbound at the time of the crash. “It was surreal. It really took a minute to sink in to realize that you were witnessing something out of the ordinary.”

All lanes were re-opened by 5:20 p.m.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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LINCOLN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — Update:

The plane was taken to Logan County Airport after being removed from the highway.

It took about 45 minutes to move the plane from the accident scene to the airport.

Illinois State Police officer, Sean Ramsey, knew that it was going to be difficult to move the small plane.

"This is going to be a bit of a undertaking there is an over 70 ft. wing span and with the width and length of this plane its going to be a major undertaking to get this on a tow truck and get it removed from the interstate."

Around 5:15 p.m., the plane was removed from the highway with a tow truck.

It arrived at the airport just before 6 p.m.


As of 5:28 p.m., all northbound lanes are now open.

According to police, the plane was trying to land in Logan County when the plane lost power.

The pilot, William Farnsley, 51, of Austin, Ind., tried to land on the southbound lane of I-55, and clipped a car.

The plane landed in the median of I-55, at milepost 132.5 near Lincoln and came to a rest in the northbound lane.

The clipped car, a 2016 gray Chevrolet Malibu, sustained minor damage is still driveable. Jeremy Campwerth, 42, of O'Fallon and a 9-year-old passenger were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane is an 182B Cessna Fixed Wing Single-Engine plane and not a crop-dusting aircraft.

The plane is owned by Kilo Aviation LLC and is registered in Marshall County, in the city of Lacon, Ill.


As of 4:01 p.m., IDOT said the left lane of northbound traffic is still closed. The FAA has arrived on scene.

One lane of northbound traffic is still blocked on I-55, near exit 133.

Illinois State Police said this incident was a crash and so far, there are no injuries to report.

The car was struck while the plane was trying to land. 

ISP is waiting on the Federal Aviation Administration to give the all-clear before towing the plane to a local airport.


A small plane crash landed on on I-55 Wednesday afternoon, near exit 133 by Lincoln.

A car was hit from the landing and both lanes of northbound traffic are currently blocked.

Illinois State Police is urging the public to find alternate routes.

No injuries have yet been reported.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like the plane has not been taken care of. Looks like crap.