Small Plane That Took Off From Georgetown Crashes In Illinois

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 9/26/2013 12:35 am
A small plane that took off from the airport in Georgetown Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m., crashed in Bolingbrook, Illinois outside of Chicago about two hours later, according to investigators.

Bolingbrook Police said a female passenger died at the scene.

The man who was flying the plane was critically injured, which included severe burns.  He was eventually taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, according to investigators.

No names were released.

One eyewitness account said the pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings at nearby Clow International Airport when it hit a tree, light pole and several vehicles in a parking lot near a Chase Bank.

Initial reports said no one on the ground was injured, although several cars were burned and damaged.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the cause of the crash.

Get the latest online at www.wtvq.com and on 'Good Morning Kentucky' beginning at 5:00 a.m. on ABC 36.
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