Rockford Scanner™: 3 People Dead After Their Plane Crashes

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UPDATE*

WHAT: Airplane Crash

WHERE: Interstate-55 Southbound at Milepost 126, Logan County

WHEN: Mar. 03, 2020 at 8:49 a.m.

VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2013 Cessna 172

PILOT: Mitchell W. Janssen, 22-year-old
male of Princeville, IL (Deceased)

PASSENGER(S): Matthew R. Hanson, 33-year old male of Pulaski, WI (Deceased)

Kevin G. Chapman, 30-year old male of Urbana, IL (Deceased)

PRELIMINARY: On Mar 3, 2020, at approximately 08:49 a.m., a small airplane crashed on I-55 at M/P 126 near Lincoln IL. The plane became fully engulfed upon impact in the middle of the interstate. Multiple agencies responded to the scene to assist. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded and is investigating the crash. I-55 S/B traffic was diverted at M/P 126 into Lincoln, IL by IDOT.

UPDATE: The airplane departed the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, IL on Mar. 03, 2020. Normal traffic flow resumed at approximately 2:30 p.m. No additional information will be disseminated.


*UPDATE*

Three occupants were on the plane and have been confirmed deceased by the Logan County Coroner. Identification of the deceased is pending next-of-kin notification. I-55 southbound lanes were reopened at 2:30 pm.

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AIRPLANE CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 09

WHAT: Airplane Crash
WHERE: I-55 Southbound at Milepost 126, Logan County
WHEN: Mar. 03, 2020 at 8:49 a.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1- Airplane
PASSENGER(S): Multiple Occupants – Condition Unknown at the time
PRELIMINARY: At approximately 08:49, a small airplane crashed on I-55 at M/P 126 in Lincoln IL. The plane became fully engulfed upon impact in the middle of the interstate. Multiple Agencies on the scene to assist. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been notified and is responding. I-55 S/B traffic is being diverted at M/P 126 into Lincoln, IL by IDOT. I-55 S/B road closure is expected for an extended period of time (4-5 hours). No further information at this time. Information will be released as it becomes available.

 


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