Dad who landed plane on golf course sentenced

May 14, 2009 9:32:21 AM PDT
A pilot who landed his four-seat airplane on an Illinois golf course so his 14-year-old son wouldn't be late for a tennis lesson has been sentenced to 18 months of court supervision. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Lake Villa resident Robert Kadera pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Lake County Associate Judge Charles Johnson also ordered the 66-year-old to pay a $500 fine and perform 60 hours of community service.

No one was injured in March 2008 when Kadera landed on a golf course in Lincolnshire without permission. Police stopped Kadera and his son as they were walking to a nearby tennis club.

Johnson told Kadera to stay away from the golf course. Kadera is still subject to any action by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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