Cape Air Cessna 402C Crash Lands at Chicago O’Hare

Cape Air Cessna 402C crash lands in Chicago O'Hare Airport.
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LONDON – In the last few hours, a Cessna 402C crash landed on Chicago O’Hare Airport’s Runway 27R, closing the runway temporarily.

Based on data provided by the Aviation Safety Network, N466CA was the Cape Air Cessna 402C aircraft that was affected by this crash landing.

Preliminary data suggests that the nose landing gear collapsed during landing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Data provided by

Data from shows that N466CA was operating Cape Air flight 9K1 between Manistee and Chicago O’Hare, which is a regular flight that the airline operates.

It departed Manistee at 0803 local time, and arrived in Chicago O’Hare at 0814 CST, around an hour and 11 minutes later.

About N466CA…

Based on data from the FAA Registry, the Cape Air Cessna 402C was built in 1980, giving it an age of around 43 years old.

N466CA was a registration acquired from a Bombardier CRJ-200ER with United Express, with this being canceled in 2009.

That particular airframe is now VQ-BFA under the Russian carrier Air Volga.

What Happens Next?

Since the accident, the aircraft has been cleared away from Runway 27R at Chicago O’Hare, allowing operations to continue.

There will no doubt be an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which will liaise with Cape Air over the course of these proceedings.

For now, all eyes will be on the investigation to determine the cause of the nose gear collapsing in the first place.

This is a developing story.

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