No one was injured after a small airplane overshot the runway and crashed into a field near Campbell Airport in Grayslake Monday evening.
The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:20 p.m. Monday to 22731 West Townline Road in unincorporated Grayslake for a report of an aircraft accident.
Grayslake Fire Protection District Lt. David Torkilsen said that two fire engines, an ambulance, and a chief vehicle was sent to the scene.
Firefighters arrived and found a single-engine aircraft off the runway at Campbell Airport. The airplane was nose down in the field.
The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was assisted by firefighters from the accident and assessed for injuries. He declined transport to the hospital.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the pilot overshot the runway, causing his aircraft to leave the runway and end up nose down.
The plane suffered minor damage and will have to undergo repairs and inspection before it can fly again, Covelli said.
The sheriff’s office notified the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Campbell Airport management.
No criminal charges or citations are expected from police.