Update: Pilot reported to the tower that he was losing power. Smoke in the cabin, loss of power. And was going to turn back around, but then was not able too. The pilot made an emergency crash landing in a field.
According to public records the aircraft with that tail number is registered to a RAND ROBINSON KR-2S aircraft to an individual in Northern Illinois (Rockford).
Sara: ” My brother in law, he is banged up but ok.”
Sources are reporting an airplane crash in Boone County.
Details are very minimal right now.
This afternoon around 5 pm a small aircraft crashed into a cornfield near Beloit and Dawson Lake in Boone County. The aircraft is belly up in the cornfield.
We been told there are injuries and they are believed to be non-life threatening.
Reports are saying it came from the Poplar Grove airport, but not confirmed at this time.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Still developing.
RS Source Cynthia Herrera said: “My daughters and her friend where playing outside when they saw the airplane. My daughters friend said that the airplane did not look right and that it was shaking and also to low to the ground. Next min they heard the ambulance and fire truck. Thoughts to the family and hope no serious injuries.”
B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour
The B-17G has a remarkable story. One filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice.
You’re now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.
More than just an airplane, the B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past and is the most iconic image of World World II.
Today, it serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold men and women who built and served on the heavy bombers in the 1940s.
Relive the story. Join the flight.
We graciously thank Tempest for helping to keep the B-17 flying. All the ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the B-17’s stories.
For any questions, or if you are interested in booking a full flight at a location, please contact Membership Services at 800-359-6217.
Revenues from the B-17 tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to “keep ’em flying” for many years to come.
B-17 Experience Pricing
2-5 p.m. (unless noted), weather permitting
$10: Individual Rate
$20: Family Rate: (adults/children up to 17)
Free: Children under 8 (with paying adult)
Free: Veterans / Active Military
$409: EAA Members
$435: EAA Members
May 03 – May 05, 2019 | Rockford, IL United States
All commercial service airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a full-scale simulated disaster drill every three years.
RFD will be conducting a simulated aircraft disaster drill on Friday, April 26, 2019.
As part of the exercise, we need up to 100 volunteers to be “victims” of the disaster. All volunteers will play a vital role in the drill. We need victims of all ages (juveniles under the age of 16 must have parental consent and be accompanied by an adult).
All approved volunteers must be present at 7:00 a.m. that morning.
The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit, as well as area fire departments, ambulance services, and emergency management agencies will be participating in the drill.
Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Individual information needs to be submitted by Friday,. April 12. Individuals will need to submit their full name, date of birth and contact information. A background check is required to gain access to the secure area of the airport. Once selected, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details as to time, place, and other pertinent details.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following form:
What many people do not know is the Rockford Airport hosts all kinds of types of flights. General aviation, Cargo, Experimental, Military, Charters, and they even host the United States Department Of Justice Prisoner And Alien Transportation Service 88
This aircraft that many of you saw is actually “Conair“ a Boeing 737 United States Department Of Justice Prisoner And Alien Transportation Service 88
U S MARSHALS SERVICE
They fly into the Rockford Airport to transport prisoners often.
That is one of many cool things that happens out at the Rockford Airport.
Other things at the Rockford Airport: New England Patriots backup jet is currently parked at the Rockford Airport
Celebrities, Politicians, High level CEO’s, all fly into Rockford Airport all the time. You can also see military aircraft, experimental aircraft, general aviation, etc…
FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR
Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.
All ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the Ford Tri-Motor’s stories.
We invite families to visit and learn all about our aircraft and our organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so be sure to bring your camera along.