Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Piper PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole, N83750: Incident occurred December 06, 2020 at Mount Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN), Jefferson County, Illinois

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

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed incurring a propeller strike. 

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Date: 06-DEC-20
Time: 03:15:00Z
Regis#: N83750
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Mt. Vernon Professional Fire Fighters
At approximately 1945 hrs, MVFD was notified of an inbound aircraft emergency that was diverting from Centralia Airport to Mt. Vernon Outland Airport for an emergency landing with three (3) personnel on board. 

The Piper PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole indicated that the nose landing gear had not fully deployed. 

MVFD crash rescue 14 along with three (3) other engines, a tender from JFPD, Littons ambulance, MVPD and JCSO responded. 

After a low level fly over, it was determined that the front landing gear was not fully deployed. 

Thanks to the skill of the pilot on board, the plane was able to successfully complete an emergency landing, sliding to a stop on the runway with no injuries. 

MVFD ARFF personnel were at the aircraft within seconds of it coming to a stop to assist passengers and secure the plane. 

Incidents like this truly show that the MVFD is an all hazards fire department. 

Special thanks to Jefferson Fire Protection District #1, Litton Ambulance Service, Inc, Air-Evac 35 and 28 as well as Waltonville Fire Protection District and Kell Fire Protection District for providing station coverage.

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