Police from Libertyville and Vernon Hills, and firefighters and paramedics from Countryside FPD and Vernon Hills responded about 10:15 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2022 to a report of an aircraft emergency landing on Milwaukee Avenue south of Trader Joe’s (1600 South Milwaukee Avenue) and north of the railroad tracks.
A male pilot made an emergency landing while flying a Cherokee Piper PA-28. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft was slightly damaged. No fire was reported.
The FAA registration for the aircraft was valid through February 28, 2023. The ownership is registered by a personal name out of Spring Grove in McHenry County.
According to Flightaware.com, the N6460R aircraft took of from Reese Airport in Muncie, Indiana at 8:39 PM CDT and was last seen on FlightAware.com at 10:16 PM — plotted near 42.2588,-87.9480 (a little north of where the plane was actually located)
The aircraft was loaded onto a flatbed tow truck at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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