Monday, March 08, 2021

Cessna 140A, N9439A: Incident occurred March 06, 2021 in Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a highway. 

Date: 06-MAR-21
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N9439A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91

TOWN OF BARABOO (WKOW) -- Agencies are responding after a plane made an emergency landing in the town of Baraboo Saturday afternoon.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office responded to a report that the plane landed on Highway 136 just after 2:30 p.m.

Officials said the road was already closed because the bridge was under construction.

Law enforcement said Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources and Baraboo Fire and EMS are assisting.

Deputies spoke with the pilot, Joseph R. Fullerton, of Saint Ignace, Michigan. He said the plane started to have a fuel line issue forcing him to make an emergency landing, which was successful.

The sheriff's office said there were no injuries and the plane's wing was only damaged a little by a tree branch.

No injuries were reported after a Michigan pilot made an emergency landing Saturday on a small strip of State Highway 136 closed to traffic for construction, according to a release from Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister.

Around 2:30 p.m., a caller reported that a small plane made an emergency landing in the town of Baraboo. Deputies, the Baraboo Fire Department and medical first responders found the airplane on a section of the highway currently closed for construction.

Pilot Joseph R. Fullerton of Saint Ignace, Michigan, told authorities that the plane was having “fuel line issues,” which forced the emergency landing. The successful landing resulted in no injuries to Fullerton.

According to the release, the airplane had “very minor damage” on one of its wings caused by contact with tree branches. The Federal Aviation Administration helped the sheriff’s office investigate the emergency landing.