Some Guy Crashed His Plane and Then Walked Home

A man wrecked his “ultralight” airplane near his Villa Ridge home, laid on the ground for a while and walked back home. No biggie. What did you do yesterday? Sheriff Gary Toelke says the man’s ultralight apparently hit a power line at an Ameren substation on Old Highway 100 near Mary Lane and fell about 30 feet to the highway below. “The pilot was laying on Highway 100 when the ambulance, fire, and EMS arrived. [Read More]

Two Planes Bumped at Lambert

No injuries to people or planes, but yesterday one taxing plane bumped in to another on the tarmac. Hamm-Niebrugge says a Philadelphia-bound Embraer was preparing to de-ice when the second plane, an Airbus about to fly to Charlotte, N.C., pulled up and clipped the horizontal bar in the tail area of the Embraer. It’s being called a “minor” collision by airport authorities, but they have pulled both planes back for inspection. [Read More]