Collision at Runway Intersection

A UNITED EXPRESS Beech 1900C-1 (N87GL) commuter aircraft, landing at an uncontrolled regional airfield near Quincy, Illinois, USA, was hit as it passed across the runway intersection by a Beech King Air A90 (N1127D) which was taking off on the other runway, according to a pilot witness at the field.

Both of the aircraft burst into flames and were destroyed. Local police have confirmed that there were no survivors among the two crew and ten passengers on the 1900 and the two people on the King Air.

The United Express flight was being operated by Bloomington, Minnesota-based Great Lakes Aviation. It landed at Quincy's Baldwin Field just after dusk on 19 November from Chicago and Burlington, Iowa.

En route radar cover is provided, but Baldwin does not have an air-traffic-control system. Aircraft broadcast their intentions on a local frequency.

Source: Flight International