Monday, January 29, 2018

Cessna P210N Centurion, N34VF, Romag Air Services Inc: Accident occurred January 29, 2018 in Farmington, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Pittsburgh

Engine failed in flight. Aircraft attempted to land in a field and crash. Post crash fire.

Romag Air Services Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N34VF

Date: 29-JAN-18
Time: 21:50:00Z
Regis#: N34VF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P210N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PITTSBURGH
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Dr. Csaba L. Magassy, MD FACS
Plastic Surgeon  
Mclean, Virginia



STEWART TOWNSHIP, Pa. —   A plane crashed in the 600 block of Kentuck Road near Kentuck Knob in Stewart Township, Fayette County, on Monday evening, emergency officials confirmed.

Officials said the pilot was the only one aboard the plane. They said he was having engine trouble and put in an early mayday call.

The air traffic controller guided him to an empty field, where he crash-landed and hit a power line. The plane caught fire, but he escaped. He suffered a leg injury and was taken to a local hospital, officials said.

The pilot was 79-year-old Dr. Csaba Magassy.

Magassy spoke with Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reporter Beau Berman from his hospital room and said he is a plastic surgeon based in Virginia. He said he was flying from Maryland's Montgomery County airport to Wheeling, West Virginia, for a post-operative procedure for one of his patients.

Magassy sustained a cut to his left knee that required stitches. Doctors gave him IV fluids and performed a CAT scan on his chest as a precaution.

Magassy walked Berman through the crash landing.

“I was flying at 8,000 feet, middle of a snowstorm, and I was talking to Johnstown approach, when suddenly my engine quit. When I broke out from the snow I was about… between 800 to 1000 ft ... between two mountain peaks. So I quickly lowered the gear and picked the point between two trees and sheared the wings off and decelerated and came to a stop on the other side which was in a clearing. I quickly unbuckled myself and got out the door and then… poof…. The whole airplane blew up," said Magassy.

Magassy said state police arrived soon after and he was transported to Uniontown Hospital.

He told Berman he had logged more than 6,000 miles flying in his lifetime and first flew for the Air Force in 1961.

Magassy said he was born in Hungary before coming to the United States in the 1950s.

He told Berman that his fiancee and children called him at the hospital to ask if he was all right.

“Glad to be alive," he said.

The FAA sent WTAE TV the following information about the crash.

"A Cessna C210 aircraft reportedly had an engine-related problem and made a forced landing in a field near Farmington, PA at about 4:50 p.m. today. The aircraft departed Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field in Martinsburg for Wheeling Ohio County Airport in Wheeling. The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident," said spokesman, Jim Peters.


Story and video:  http://www.wtae.com



A pilot escaped his small plane before it caught fire after he made a crash landing in a field along Kentuck Road in Ohiopyle Monday evening.

He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for a minor injury to his leg, according to State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on the plane.

Broadwater said the pilot was experiencing engine trouble and called the Federal Aviation Administration for assistance. They directed him toward the field and assisted him in the landing just after 5 p.m.

Police did not have information on the type of plane, where the plane took off or where it was headed. The FAA is investigating.

Story, video and photo  ➤ https://www.heraldstandard.com



STEWART TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A small plane crashed near Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County.

Dispatchers confirm the Cessna P210N Centurion went down at 4:48 p.m. in Stewart Township.

The pilot was the only person on the plane and suffered minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration, which is handling the investigation, said the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after the plane suffered an engine-related problem.

He was headed from Martinsburg to Wheeling in West Virginia, crossing Western Pennsylvania, the FAA said.

Story, video and photo ➤ http://www.wpxi.com

Aero Commander 680 F, N900L, Persky's Air Service Inc: Accident occurred January 28, 2018 in Lapine, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft experienced engine failure on takeoff and crashed into a swamp.

Persky's Air Service Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N900L

Date: 28-JAN-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N900L
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 680 F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LAPINE
State: ALABAMA

Cessna T337G Super Skymaster, N3CF: Incident occurred January 28, 2018 at Brown Field Municipal Airport (KSDM), San Diego, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N3CF

Date: 28-JAN-18
Time: 00:49:00Z
Regis#: N3CF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T337G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

Canard, N999TH: Incident occurred January 26, 2018 in Lancaster, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

Gear collapsed on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N999TH

Date: 26-JAN-18
Time: 20:47:00Z
Regis#: N999TH
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: HOWARD CANARD
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LANCASTER
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech G33 Bonanza, N9337Q: Incident occurred January 28, 2018 in Costa Mesa, Orange County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach

Aircraft declared emergency due to engine issue and force landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N9337Q

Date: 29-JAN-18
Time: 03:45:00Z
Regis#: N9337Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: G33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA ANA
State: CALIFORNIA








A man described as an "experienced pilot" flew under an overpass and made a safe emergency landing on the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa on Sunday after his plane experienced engine failure.

The incident was reported about 7:50 p.m. according to the Costa Mesa Fire Department.

The occupants were out of the plane and no injuries were reported the fire department tweeted.

The pilot, who only gave his first name, Izzy, and his friend were heading to Van Nuys from San Diego when the "engine quit" on them.

Izzy said he had a choice of flying the Beechcraft bonanza to John Wayne Airport or landing on the beach, but strong winds prevented from getting to the airport.

“I saw an opening on the highway and I went for it right away," Izzy said. "I had to make a last minute, last second judgement on whether or not we could make it over, and we didn’t have the airspeed to make it over, so I went under it."

The plane landed near the northbound exit of Del Mar Avenue near the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Costa Mesa Fire Capt. Chris Coatez said that the call came in as a plane crash at the fairgrounds, but first responders found the plane was intact.

He said it was a "complete miracle" that traffic was light on the freeway when the pilot decided to land there.

Coatez explained that strong winds worked for the pilot and against him, adding that they prevented him from getting all the way to the airport, but helped him land safely on the freeway.

Videos from the scene showed the plane on the right side of the highway with no visible damage.

Motorists recorded videos of the plane as they passed by it on the highway. Twitter user Dora Noriega tweeted "Plane landed on the 55 North we just missed it!"

Several lanes of the highway were closed as California Highway Patrol officials tried to get the plane off the road, causing a back up.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, a spokesman told the Los Angeles Times.

Story, video and photos ➤ http://ktla.com














COSTA MESA – A 24-year-old pilot made a split-second decision to fly beneath an overpass before finishing a safe, emergency landing Sunday, Jan. 28, onto the 55 freeway, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The pilot, who has been flying planes since age 15, seemed unfazed after his single-engine Beech 633 rolled to a stop at around 7:35 p.m. onto the northbound 55, said California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera, who is an agency spokesman.

“I asked him, ‘Were you scared or nervous?’ ” Olivera said on Monday. “He said that he started going through his emergency procedures and didn’t have time to be scared.”

The pilot, whose name was not released by authorities, reported that he and a passenger were en route from San Diego to Van Nuys when the plane suddenly lost power.

The pilot was unable to reach John Wayne Airport, forcing him to fly through the 108-foot-wide, 17-foot-tall opening below the overpass that connects Fair Drive and Del Mar Avenue in Costa Mesa, a mile south of the 73.

“No cars were hit and no one was injured,” Olivera said, adding it was fortunate that traffic on the 55 freeway was light. “It’s a miracle. … He was just coming in with the wind. He had no power.”

Planes landing on Southern California freeways aren’t unheard of. In June 2017, a Cessna crashed onto the I-405 freeway near John Wayne Airport, injuring the husband and wife aboard the plane but no one on the freeway.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Sunday’s incident.

Story, video and photos ➤ https://www.ocregister.com

Robinson R22 BETA, N127AG, AgroFlite Corp: Accident occurred January 28, 2018 in Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

AgroFlite Corp:  http://registry.faa.gov/N127AG

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA113
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Homstead, FL
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22, registration: N127AG

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.

Rotorcraft while conducting low level ground work, skid hit the ground and rotorcraft crashed.

Date: 28-JAN-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N127AG
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22 BETA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: HOMESTEAD
State: FLORIDA

United Airlines, Airbus A320-200, N414UA: Incident occurred January 26, 2018 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago

Flight 4214:  Rejected departure of runway, veered sharply and struck taxiway lights.

http://registry.faa.gov/N414UA

Date: 26-JAN-18
Time: 20:23:00Z
Regis#: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 4214
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Bellanca 7GCBC, N5053L: Incidents occurred January 26, 2018 and January 21, 2017 at Louisville International Airport (KLOU), Jefferson County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville

Aircraft veered off the runway into a ditch on landing.

Louisville Aircraft Leasing LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N5053L

Date: 26-JAN-18
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N5053L
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 7GCBC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

Aircraft on landing, wheel separated from gear.

Date: 21-JAN-17
Time: 18:33:00Z
Regis#: N5053L
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 7GCBC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

Gulfstream G-V, N727PR, Corporate Wings LLC -and- Beech King Air 90, N727PR, New ULM C90 LLC: Incident occurred January 26, 2018 at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM), Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis

While taxiing out to the runway, aircraft struck the wing of N139SC.

Corporate Wings LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N727PR

Date: 26-JAN-18
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N727PR
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: G V
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

While parked aircraft wing was struck by taxiing N727PR

New ULM C90 LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N139SC

Date: 26-JAN-18
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N727PR
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: C90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Beech G35, N4533D: Incident occurred January 27, 2018 at Marshall Memorial Municipal Airport (KMHL), Saline County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City

Aircraft landed gear gear up.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4533D

Date: 27-JAN-18
Time: 15:40:00Z
Regis#: N4533D
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: G35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MARSHALL
State: MISSOURI

Cessna 172N, N1046F, Eastern Arizona Wings LLC: Accident occurred January 26, 2018 at Whiskey Creek Airport (94E), Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Eastern Arizona  Wings LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N1046F

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA112
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 26, 2018 in Silver City, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1046F


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.

Aircraft on landing, touched down on the dirt and flipped onto its back.

Date: 26-JAN-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N1046F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SILVER CITY
State: NEW MEXICO

Beech C90, N904DJ: Incident occurred January 28, 2018 at Hector International Airport (KFAR), Cass County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo

Aircraft left main gear collapsed after landing.

JPR Investments LLC # 12: http://registry.faa.gov/N904DJ

Date: 29-JAN-18
Time: 00:26:00Z
Regis#: N904DJ
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: C90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FARGO
State: NORTH DAKOTA

Airbus/Eurocopter EC130 T2, N894GT, Guardian Flight LLC: Incident occurred January 28, 2018 at Memphis, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis

Rotorcraft made a hard landing at helipad.

Guardian Flight LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N894GT

Date: 28-JAN-18
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N894GT
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
Aircraft Model: EC 130 T2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MEMPHIS
State: TENNESSEE

Piper PA-32-260, N3569W: Incident occurred January 28, 2018 near Gatesville Municipal Airport ( KGOP), Coryell County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft experienced rough running engine. Lost power and landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N3569W

Date: 28-JAN-18
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N3569W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32 260
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: GATESVILLE
State: TEXAS




GATESVILLE, TX (KXXV) -  An aircraft had to make an emergency landing near the Gatesville Airport. 

The Coryell County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Gatesville Police and the Sheriff's Office were responding to the scene. 

According to the sheriff's office, the plane was experiencing engine problems and had to land in a field just outside of the airport. 

The Gatesville Municipal Airport is located at 137 Airport Road. 

No injuries were reported. 

Story and photo ➤ http://www.kxxv.com

Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N8559U, registered to a private individual and operated by a brokerage firm: Fatal accident occurred January 27, 2018 in West Lebanon, Warren County, Indiana

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis
Textron Aviation (Cessna); Wichita, Kansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N8559U

Location: Williamsport, IN
Accident Number: CEN18FA088
Date & Time: 01/27/2018, 0120 EST
Registration: N8559U
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Ferry 

On January 27, 2018, at 0121 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172F, N8559U, collided with trees and terrain while maneuvering near Waynesboro, Indiana. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to a private individual and was being operated by a brokerage firm under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a ferry flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the accident. Although no flight plan had been filed, the pilot was receiving flight following services. The flight originated from Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Columbus, Ohio, at 2141.

Track data retrieved by NTSB indicates the airplane took off and flew northwest, climbing to around 4,500 feet msl (mean sea level). It continued on a northwest heading to around Tipton, Indiana, then it turned left to a west-southwesterly heading, and remained there until about 25 nm (nautical miles) east-northeast of Danville (DNV), Indiana. It then began a slow descent that continued to about 12 nm east-northeast of DNV, where it made a slight turn to the left, then turned back to the right, then back to the left until track data was lost at about 0121. The last recorded altitude was 1,475 feet msl when the airplane was about 8.8 nm east-northeast of DNV. The airplane average ground speed was about 60-65 knots during the first half of the flight, then dropped to 40-50 knots throughout the remainder of the flight. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N8559U
Model/Series: 172F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: Kent Cook
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Kent Cook Aviation
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDNV, 697 ft msl
Observation Time: 0135 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / -1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 21 knots/ 29 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Columbus, OH (KLCK)
Destination:  Danville, IL (KDNV) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 40.230556, -87.411111

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


George Irick


PEKIN — At least twice a week, George Irick Jr. drove 40 minutes from his Congerville home to Pekin Municipal Airport, where he kept his Cessna 172F Skyhawk plane.

He’d fly, “and just hang out for hours, talking aviation,” said his friend Nick Keith. “He just loved to fly.”

The mood among several employees in the airport’s service hangar remained somber Wednesday, three days after Irick, 68, was found deceased in the cockpit of a plane that crashed Saturday night in thick woods along Indiana’s western border. He’d been flying alone.

“Aviation is a very small community,” Keith said. “A loss like this hits home.”

Irick, Keith said, “was just a kind person ready to help somebody whenever he could. He was a volunteer at heart.”

Irick served on both the Pekin and the Marshall County Airport commissions, said Keith, owner of Keith Aero, the maintenance and service company that operates at the Pekin airport. He met Irick seven years ago at the Marshall airport in Lacon. Irick transferred his plane, which Keith said he helped Irick select for purchase, to Pekin when Keith moved his business there four years ago.

“He was very multi-dimensional, a great and selfless man,” said John Boch, executive director of Guns Save Life, an Illinois firearms advocacy organization in which Irick was active. “He was involved in so many things. He’ll be missed by many.”

Irick, a retired information technology analyst for State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, was appointed to the Woodford County Board of Appeals in October.

Keith, who spoke with Irick’s wife, said Irick spent Saturday flying a Cessna 172 single-engine craft from Virginia with plans to deliver it to its owner in Marshall County. He had performed those ferrying duties often, Keith said.

A federal investigation will seek to reveal what caused the plane to crash 12 miles northeast of Danville after it disappeared from radar monitoring at about 10:30 p.m. Keith, however, said he’s confident two possible factors were not involved.

“It wasn’t a medical issue, I know that for certain.” Irick, he said, was in good health.

Nor did Irick likely crash in the woods hidden by the night because he ran out of gas, Keith concluded.

“He was not one to push a fuel tank” to its limit, Keith said. “That’s just not George.”

Irick had stopped to refuel in Columbus, Ohio, and planned to do so again in Danville before his trip’s last leg to Lacon. Punching numbers into his cellphone’s calculator, Keith said the Danville stop wouldn’t have been necessary.

His plane carried 36 “working gallons” of fuel. “He would’ve had enough to get to Marshall” from Columbus, Keith said.

He acknowledged that “it was a very long day” of flying for Irick, who left Virginia about 11 hours before his plane disappeared.

Alerted that the plane was no longer being tracked, rescue workers searched through rough terrain and resumed Sunday morning. After a police helicopter spotted the wreckage, Irick was found dead in the overturned craft, heavily damaged by trees it struck.


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CONTACT:

Sgt. Kim Riley
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765.567.2125

January 28, 2018


Plane Crash in Warren County has Claimed One Life 


Warren County-Today at approximately 10:15 a.m., Indiana State Police Helicopter located a plane reported late yesterday evening as missing and presumed downed in the area of Warren County’s CR 575 south and SR 263 (this is near the West Lebanon area). 


Preliminary information has revealed that at approximately 10:29 p.m. yesterday, Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department in Illinois notified Warren County Sheriff’s dispatch of a possible downed plane in the area of CR 450 south and CR 400 west.  Warren County notified Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post and troopers were sent to the scene to assist in locating the downed plane.  Troopers, Deputies, West Lebanon Fire Department and local volunteers searched the area for about six hours.  Due to the rugged terrain of trees, ravines and fences the search was called till 8:00 a.m. this morning. 


Police, fire and volunteers met at the West Lebanon Fire Department to receive search information and resumed the search.  The ISP helicopter arrived on the scene and after about 20 minutes, located the downed plane.  Search and rescue was guided into the location by the helicopter and arrived at the scene to find the pilot deceased.  The pilot was the lone occupant.   


The FAA and NTSB have been notified.  It will take a while for positive identification of the pilot due to the terrain and the distance off the road to extricate the body.  


Further information will be released as it is available.  Nothing else will be released at this time.  The investigation is continuing. 


Departments that assisted were Warren County Sheriff’s Department, West Lebanon Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Warren County EMS, American Red Cross and the Warren County Coroner’s Office.


Original article can be found here ➤ http://content.gov




WARREN CO., Ind. (WLFI) -- One person is dead after a plane crash in Warren County Saturday. That's according to Sheriff Bill Miller.


EMA director Phil Astell said the plane crashed in the early morning hours Saturday, and it was found early Sunday morning.


The pilot of the plane has been identified as George P. Irick Jr, 68, of Congerville, Illinois.  The family has been notified.


Astell said the small four-seat plane crashed near County Roads 450 South and 400 West.


That's just south of West Lebanon.


More than 50 people were called out to look for the wreckage.


The search, which started around midnight Sunday, was called off at 4 a.m.


Indiana State Police then returned to the scene at 8 a.m. with a helicopter and located the plane.


Warren County Sheriff Bill Miller said the search took an extensive amount of time because of the remote area the plane crashed in.


"The area we are currently at is at a remote part of our county, heavily wooded with deep ravines," he explained. "There are not any houses around for quite a distance out so it would have been hard for anyone to have heard the plane crash."


Police are still waiting on the Federal Aviation Administration to release any further information.


The National Transportation Safety Board is set to begin its investigation Monday.


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


CONGERVILLE — A pilot from Congerville was killed when his plane, reported missing late Saturday night, crashed in central Indiana, according to a statement from the Warren County (Indiana) sheriff’s office.

Authorities on Sunday night identified the pilot as George P. Irick Jr, 68. Congerville is in southern Woodford County northwest of the Twin Cities.

The Civil Air Patrol said the single-engine Cessna departed from Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday morning bound for Peoria, Illinois. The plane was expected to refuel in Danville.

But it dropped off radar later on Saturday and officials in Illinois with the Vermilion County sheriff’s office notified their counterparts in Warren County around 10:30 p.m. “of a possible downed plane in the area of CR 450 south and CR 400 west,” according to the statement from Warren County.

Emergency workers from the county sheriff’s office, the Indiana State Police, the West Lebanon Fire Department and local volunteers searched for six hours in “rugged terrain of trees, ravines and fences.”

The search was called off due to difficulty and resumed about 8 a.m. Sunday, officials said. Indiana State Police sent up a helicopter to get an aerial view, and after about 20 minutes, the downed plane was located, officials said.

“Search and rescue was guided into the location by the helicopter and arrived at the scene to find the pilot deceased. The pilot was the lone occupant,” Sgt. Kim Riley of the Warren County sheriff’s office, said in the statement.

Officials said the National Transportation Safety Board planned to arrive Monday; Federal Aviation Administration investigators arrived Sunday to continue the investigation.

Departments that assisted included Warren County sheriff’s department, West Lebanon Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Warren County EMS, American Red Cross and the Warren County coroner’s office. Warren County borders Illinois near Danville, with Bloomington and Champaign not far away.

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WARREN COUNTY, Ind. -- A pilot was killed when his plane crashed in Warren County late Saturday night.

Warren County dispatch got word around 10:30 p.m. of a possible plane down from the Vermillion County Sheriff's Department in Illinois.


The search was called off after about six hours due to the rough terrain and resumed around 8 a.m. Sunday.


A helicopter arrived on scene and located the wreckage about 20 minutes later in the area of CR 575 south and SR 263.


Search and rescue crews were guided to the area and found the pilot's body.  He was the only one on plane.


The pilot has been identified as George P. Irick, Jr., 68, of Congerville, Illinois.


The Civil Air Patrol says the single-engine Cessna took off from Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday morning headed for Peoria, Illinois.


The plane was expected to refuel in Danville, Illinois, but dropped off radar late Saturday.


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One person died when a plane, reported missing late Saturday night, crashed in central Indiana, according to a statement from the Warren County (Indiana) sheriff’s office.


Officials in Illinois with the Vermilion County sheriff’s office notified their counterparts in Warren County around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night “of a possible downed plane in the area of CR 450 south and CR 400 west,” according to the statement from Warren County. Emergency workers from the county sheriff’s office, the Indiana State Police, the West Lebanon Fire Department and local volunteers all searched for six hours in “rugged terrain of trees, ravines and fences.”


The search was called off due to difficulty and resumed about 8 a.m. Sunday, officials said. Indiana State Police sent up a helicopter to get an aerial view, and after about 20 minutes, the downed plane was located, officials said.


“Search and rescue was guided into the location by the helicopter and arrived at the scene to find the pilot deceased. The pilot was the lone occupant,” wrote Sgt. Kim Riley of the Warren County sheriff’s office, in the statement.


Authorities on Sunday identified the pilot as George P. Irick Jr, 68, of Congerville, Illinois.


Officials said the National Transportation Safety Board planned to arrive Monday and the Federal Aviation Administration had arrived Sunday.


Departments that assisted included Warren County sheriff’s department, West Lebanon Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Warren County EMS, American Red Cross and the Warren County coroner’s office. Warren County borders Illinois near Danville, with Bloomington and Champaign not far away.


Riley said the investigation will continue.


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