Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rutan VariEze, N112EZ: Incident occurred July 08, 2019 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Aircraft crashed on the interstate under unknown circumstances. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N112EZ

Date: 08-JUL-19
Time: 17:42:00Z
Regis#: N112EZ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: KNIGHT-WILCOX VARIEZE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: AURORA
State: ILLINOIS







A small plane crashed on the Reagan Memorial Tollway near Kaneville and clipped a truck during its landing Monday, police said.

The small, fixed-wing plane was en route from Waukegan to Aurora when the pilot reported engine trouble, according to a news release from Illinois State Police. The pilot attempted an emergency landing in the westbound lanes of the tollway near Watson Road about 4 p.m., police said.

While the plane was landing, it clipped a gray GMC Canyon before it landed in the grass median, police said.

The pilot was taken by the Kaneville Fire Department to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck wasn't injured, and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

One lane of traffic was blocked as a result of the crash.

The crash investigation continues. Police said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

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

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