Aero-News Alert: Legend Cub Down In Lake Michigan, Pilot Missing | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.01.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.01.14 **
** Airborne 09.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.29.14 **
** Airborne 09.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.26.14 **

Mon, Jul 31, 2006

Aero-News Alert: Legend Cub Down In Lake Michigan, Pilot Missing

Search Scheduled To Resume At Dawn

An aircraft identified in media reports as an American Legend Cub LSA, reportedly heading to NE Ohio from this year's 2006 AirVenture Fly-In, went down Sunday, in Lake Michigan.

The two-seat aircraft reportedly experienced some mode of powerplant failure while flying over Lake Michigan and ditched some three miles from land. The two occupants used the sinking aircraft, temporarily, for floatation before the aircraft ultimately sank in what was estimated as 30-60 feet of water.

The pilot of the aircraft was reportedly injured in the ditching and was described as "not doing well" by the passenger when rescued by authorities. The pilot went missing as his passenger searched for additional flotation, prior to rescue. A search continued until nightfall, and was reluctantly called off until daylight.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford reported, "According to the survivor, the engine quit and the pilot did a great job of landing on the water."

The Cub's passenger is identified only as a 49-year-old Texas male while the pilot was reported to be in his 60s. The passenger was rescued by a US Coast Guard Auxiliary boat about 1710 local time, approximately 30 minutes after the aircraft was forced down. John Laurie, the coxswain on board the rescue boat reported that the passenger, "... was very upset. They were swimming together heading towards the shore. I believe he was trying to assist him in some other way."

According to FAA and LEO sources, the aircraft was enroute to Gary, IN, after departing Oshkosh. The final destination was to an unspecified airport near Cleveland, and had planned a refueling stop in Gary. The FAA's Elizabeth Isham Cory confirmed that the Gary/Chicago International Airport received a distress call from a plane that reported its location as 11 miles northwest of Gary.

FMI: www.legend.aero

Advertisement

More News

AeroSports Update: 38th World Military Parachuting Championship

Countries From Around The World Participated In The 38th World Military Parachuting Championship Competition In Indonesia The competition is part of a program administered through >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.01.14)

NBAA/CAN Soiree One of the much-anticipated events of the NBAA conference, being held this year in Orlando.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.01.14): Fixed Slot

A fixed, nozzle shaped opening near the leading edge of a wing that ducts air onto the top surface of the wing.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.01.14)

“SNC is offering access to crewed or uncrewed space missions." Source: John Roth, vice president of business development for SNC’s Space Systems.>[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC