Saturday, September 19, 2020

Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG, N2699V: Accident occurred September 17, 2020 near Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK), Cook County, Illinois

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Plaines, Illinois

Location: Palatine, IL 
Accident Number: CEN20LA403
Date & Time: September 17, 2020, 18:10 Local 
Registration: N2699V
Aircraft: Cessna 177RG 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 17, 2020, about 1810 central daylight time, a Cessna 177RG airplane, N2699V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Palatine, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

According to preliminary information, the pilot reported an unspecified engine problem followed by a total loss of engine power. The pilot attempted to land at the airport but was unable to make the runway and landed in a field. Examination of the airplane found substantial damage to the right wing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N2699V
Model/Series: 177RG No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: PWK 
Observation Time: 17:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling:
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.109619,-88.040779 (est)


  1. Does the engine need to be running on this aircraft to lower the gear?

  2. Should have a hand pump but if you don’t have time to pump it 🤷🏽‍♂️

  3. Sometimes it better to land gear up for a number of reasons