PH Firefighters Handle Aircraft Mishap at Chicago Executive Airport
By Fire Chief Drew Smith
November 21, 2021

The Prospect Heights and Wheeling fire departments were called to Chicago Executive Airport at 11:01 a.m. for an incident involving a small aircraft. Specialized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting apparatus responded along with other fire apparatus and ambulances.

The aircraft registration number is N99715 and is a Cessna 172P Skyhawk II. During a takeoff or landing, the single-engine plane left the runway at the north end of the airport and came to rest nose-down in the grass. There was a small fuel leak. No one was injured. The pilot was the only person onboard. The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident.