Plane Went Down In Fog On Approach To Land
School officials have confirmed that the five people onboard a
Cessna 206 (file photo of type, below right) that went down
Thursday night while on an ILS approach to land at Bloomington's
Monroe County Airport were students from Indiana University's
School Of Music.
"This would be a tragedy for the school," IU spokeswoman Susan
Williams said. "It's an important school. Some of the best music
students in the world come here."
The students were heading to Bloomington from Lafayette, IN when
ATC lost radar contact with the plane, State Police Sgt. Joe Watts
told the Associated Press. The plane was on approach to land when
it went down just south of the airport shortly before midnight in
fog, and the pilot had activated the airport's runway lights.
Several 911 callers
reported hearing "the spit and sputtering of an airplane," said Van
Buren Township deputy fire chief Mike Corman.
The victims' names were not immediately released. The FAA and
NTSB are now investigating the accident.
** Report created 4/21/2006 Record
Make/Model: C206 Description: 206,
P206, T206, TP206, U206, TU206, (T
Date: 04/20/2006 Time: 0340
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: BLOOMINGTON State: IN Country:
ACFT CLEARED FOR ILS 35 APPROACH TO BLOOMINGTON INDIANIA
AIRPORT WHEN THE
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, BLOOMINGTON,
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 4 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: BMG 0325Z SPEC 24006KTS 2BR OVC003 17/16 A2994
Dep Date: 04/20/2006 Dep. Time: 0230
Flt Plan: IFR
Wx Briefing: U
Last Radio Cont: 4 MI SOUTH BMG
Last Clearance: CLEARED FOR ILS 34 APPROACH
FAA FSDO: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Entry date: 04/21/2006