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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing

A Barrington pilot was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday in unincorpated Cary when the plane's engine failed.

A single-engine Beaver bush plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon at Lyons Prairie and Marsh, just northeast of Cary, the Northwest Herald reports.

Douglas Nealey, of Barrington, was piloting the plane and heading to DuPage County Airport at about 4:45 p.m. when the engine cut out, the Northwest Herald article states.

Nealey was able to make an emergency landing in a dried portion of the marsh, which is part of the Hickory Nut Grove Conservation Area, 500 Hickory Nut Grove Ln., owned by the McHenry County Conservation District.

Hickory Nut Grove is located northeast of Crystal Lake Road and South Rawson Bridge Road and borders the Fox River. The preserve is northeast of the village of Cary.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to begin investigating the incident on Thursday, the Northwest Herald reports. 

Bo Strom June 14, 2012 at 02:07 PM
The plane did not crash as you say in the last sentence. It made an emargency landing which is quite different than a crash
Darren Rivchin June 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Good to hear no one was hurt..... that is some rough turf out there on Hickory Nut Grove... Good piloting
deborah lesley rivera June 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM
good piloting is RIGHT!! bravo to quick thinking mr. nealey!

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