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NTSB releases preliminary report on Aug. plane crash in Hardin County, IL

(Source: Bill Allen, KFVS) (Source: Bill Allen, KFVS)

The National Transportation Safety Board releases preliminary information on Wednesday, September 7 into a small plane crash near Cave-In-Rock, Illinois in August.

According to the NTSB, a Cessna U206G airplane, N891LL, was damaged during a forced landing.

They report the pilot received minor injuries and the camera operator received serious injuries.

According to the preliminary information, the airplane was registered to and operated by the State of Illinois, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a public use flight.

The NTSB reports the plane departed without a flight plan from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill. at 8:45 a.m.

While conducting an aerial mapping flight, according to the NTSB, the pilot stated the turbine engine lost total power. The preliminary information showed the pilot tried to restart the engine, but was not successful and executed a forced landing, which damaged both wings and the engine firewall.

The small plane crashed in Hardin County, Illinois, near Cave-in-Rock on August 25 at around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 146.

According to Trooper Greg Miller, the FAA investigated, along with Illinois State Police.

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