On May 22, 1994, about 1200 central daylight time, a Cessna 182B, N7261E, was destroyed by fire after it struck a pole and nosed over during landing in a field near Glencoe, Minnesota. The commercial pilot was not injured. The personal flight originated at the Flying Cloud Airport, St. Paul, Minnesota. No flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The purpose of the flight was to pick up a group of parachutists who were waiting at the Glencoe Municipal Airport. The Glencoe Municipal Airport has a grass/turf runway. The field the pilot landed in was about one-half mile south of the Glencoe Municipal Airport, and was a grass field. Witnesses reported the pilot circled the field once and landed. The wing struck a fence post during landing roll, and nosed-over.