What started off as a normal Saturday morning for folks in Casey Illinois quickly changed. It was quite the shock to see a small propeller plane crash in a field
“I came out to do some work outside and my neighbor was outside and he pointed to the airplane over there,” said Casey resident, Bill Farrell.
A twin engine aircraft was trying to land at the Casey Municipal Airport. When the engine failed, and the pilot had to make an emergency landing in a near by field.
“Saw that plane and I told my wife there’s a plane crashed out there. I seen the Fire Department, the Firemen going across the field toward the plane, and I seen the pilot had got out and were out meeting him,” said
Casey resident, Stephen Martin.
According to authorities there were no injuries. Neighbors in the vicinity of the crash, say this incident brought up emotions from the past.
“That’s only the second plane crash since I’ve lived here,” said Martin.
Stephen Martin is talking about a crash that happened in August 2015. Farmer David Goodwin died in a crash that happened after he flew his Cessna Plane out of Casey Municipal Airport.
This time, the pilot was seen uninjured and walked away from the crash.
“I looked at the planes condition, and I can tell that he brought it down pretty good, I thought, and I didn’t hear an engine or anything so I imagine the engine died on him or something. But the way the plane was sitting. I knew he got of the plane okay,” said Martin.