Two Chicago Plane Crashes Leave Seven Dead And Two Injured

by nph | December 2nd, 2011

December 2, 2011

Two plane crashes in the Chicago, Illinois, area within days of each other have left seven people dead and two injured. According to KMOV Channel 4 News, four people died in the first crash and three perished in the second.

The first crash happened on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at approximately 10:30 in the morning, in a field near the northwestern suburb of Crystal Lake. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Elizabeth Isham Cory, confirmed that the Cirrus SR-22 aircraft was flying without instruments by “visual flight rules” when it went down without radio contact. The crash killed all four people aboard, including a Wheaton College student. The National Transportation Safety Board is heading up the investigation into the accident.

The second accident occurred two days later on Monday in the nearby suburb of Riverwoods. Authorities say they believe the plane went down just before 11:00 PM, in the backyard of the home. Cory commented the aircraft was carrying a medical patient, his wife, a paramedic, a flight crew of a pilot, and co-pilot. She stated the plane had taken off in Georgia and had radioed about fuel troubles just before the crash occurred. The two survivors were last listed in stable condition.

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