Plane Crash on I-55 Lincoln Illinois 3/3/20

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  1. Kenny Phillips

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    Sad RIP
     
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    Another one way to close to home
     
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    In the picture with the fire burning the weather looked sorta O.K.. There was some weather moving through, at least further North. There are a lot of big farm fields around.
     
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    It was beautiful here this morning...50 degrees CAVU this morning. Lincoln was reporting 7G15 when I heard about the accident, but it would've been calmer when it happened. No ideas on this one. Obviously they didn't run out of gas. Sad.
     
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    Close to home. Literally. This is me and @baboss hometown. We both learned to fly at KAAA, and it happened about 2-3 miles NW of our childhood home. Tragic. Prayers for the families.
     
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    During flight instruction??
     
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    I wonder if they clipped the sign shown in the photo.

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    One would hope not.
     
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    State police confirmed the plane to be N157SF, a 2013 G1000 172 owned by synergy fbo at kbmi. As far as I know it was primarily used for flight instruction, although they offered it for rent as well. They're anticipating releasing the names of the victims today.

    I was parked next to it on their ramp Saturday.... feels a little weird.
     
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    I used to rent from the pilot killed in the crash, actually he did my last BFR too. Very sad news
     
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    RIP, Mitch. :(
     
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    The article said they, ‘would shoot pictures of eagle’s nest’ during these flights?

    As an aside, that seems like a job tailor made for a drone. Of course you have legalities, but since they were wildlife officials, likely not a problem.