Central Illinois Regional Airport

Airport officials say an agreement allowing a central Illinois youth soccer league to use airport-owned fields is likely a short-term deal due to concerns about safety and federal guidelines.  The Central Illinois Regional Airport has a lease with Prairie Cities Soccer League that runs through the end of the year. 


The small plane that crashed into a bean field early Tuesday morning near the Central Illinois Regional Airport apparently went in hard and fairly vertical. Todd Fox is an Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. “There was a limited wreckage debris field with all the wreckage, primary structural components of the wreckage either remaining already attached to the main air-frame or were found within one wingspan of the main wreckage," he said.