Sunday, September 22, 2019

Remos GX, N448RA: Incident occurred September 19, 2019 near Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR), Sugar Grove, Kane County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft lost power on takeoff and landed in a field.


Date: 19-SEP-19
Time: 12:35:00Z
Regis#: N448RA
Aircraft Make: REMOS
Aircraft Model: GX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

The two occupants in a small two-passenger crash on Thursday morning at Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove walked away uninjured.

“They were OK,” said Sugar Grove Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Josh Lopez. “Our medics got a refusal from them. They didn’t want to be transferred to the hospital and didn’t have any injuries.”

At 7:10 this morning, the occupants of the plane declared an emergency at approximately 5,000 ft. into its takeoff roll on the east-west runway at the airport. About five minutes later the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District was dispatched to the scene where the plane had made an emergency landing.

“They were leaving and soon after takeoff they had a mechanical issue and had to turn around,” Lopez said. “They landed on the property near the runway in the bean field.”

Sugar Grove Police Sgt. Gary Fenili acknowledged that the plane’s tires were down for the emergency landing which was approximately 150 foot north of the main runway.

“The tires were down so there was no damage,” he said. “It was a soft landing in the bean field.”

Those dispatched to the scene had no problem finding the plane, unlike a crash almost two years ago that was hidden in a cornfield that had yet to be harvested.

“We’re very grateful that the plants are beans,” said Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins. “We had corn before where we couldn’t find the plane so we were very fortunate, and the weather cooperated.”

Rollins acknowledged that these accidents are not uncommon and probably happen as many as a dozen times a year.

Fire crews cleared the scene and the plane was safely removed from where it had landed and taxied back to the airport hangar.

The names of the two occupants were not available.

Original article can be found here ➤

SUGAR GROVE, Illinois (WLS) -- A small plane crashed near Aurora Municipal Airport in west suburban Sugar Grove on Thursday morning, Aurora police said.

The crash occurred near the airport at 43W636 US 30. AN Aurora spokesperson said at about 7:10 a.m. the small training plane declared an emergency at about 5,000 feet in the air after its takeoff.

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No injuries were reported Thursday morning when a small training plane declared an emergency roughly 5,000 feet into its takeoff roll on the east-west runway at the Aurora Municipal Airport in Oswego.

The plane made a short climb up from the runway and immediately landed in an adjacent field.

Emergency responders were dispatched at 7:10 a.m., but both the pilot and passenger walked away with no need for medical attention, authorities said.

The aircraft has minimal damage and was being taxied back to the hangar.

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1 comment:

  1. Lucky the nose wheel didn't dig in and cause a nose-over. A nice, soft field is not the perfect place to land. But it is far better than many places.