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Three people died after a plane crashed in southwest suburban Palos Hills. (CBS)

Three Killed In Small Plane Crash In Palos Hills Identified

Three healthcare professionals from Kansas were killed late Sunday after their aircraft crashed not long after taking off from Midway Airport.

10/13/2014

The pilot was killed in a small plane crash Sunday night in Plano. (CBS)

Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes In Plano

A pilot was killed when a small plane crashed Sunday night in the southwest suburbs.

09/29/2014

This is a screen grab of  apparent plane wreckage in Kendall County. (CBS)

Plane Crashes Near Newark, Illinois

Emergency crews responded to a plane crash in the far southwestern suburbs, on the border of LaSalle and Kendall counties.

09/12/2014

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Indiana Teen Pilot Attempting Around-The-World Flight Dies In Crash

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday.

07/23/2014

A piece of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured on July 18, 2014 in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which US officials believe was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Village Priest: MH17 Plane Crash ‘A Really Big Tragedy For Us’

Father Roman Artymovych at Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church said there is a great sense of loss in the community, after 298 people died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 apparently was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

07/18/2014

Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student at Indiana University, and a decorated member of the rowing team. (Credit: Indiana University)

Indiana Doctoral Student Among Malaysian Plane Crash Victims

A doctoral student and decorated former rower at Indiana University was among the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

07/18/2014

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows smoke and wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight MH17 Crash In Ukraine: What We Know, What We Don’t Know

The crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 appears to be caused by a missile strike, according to U.S. officials, but both sides in the fighting in southeastern Ukraine are denying responsibility.

07/18/2014

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviaton Expert: Officials Will Want Answers Soon On Ukraine Plane Crash

An aviation expert from Chicago said speed is of the essence for investigators trying to determine the cause of a Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine on Thursday.

07/17/2014

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysian Group: Chicagoan Might Have Been On Plane That Crashed In Ukraine

The founder of the Malaysian Club of Chicago said he’s getting word of a Chicagoan who might have been on board the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday.

07/17/2014

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Sioux City To Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of United 232 Crash

In a month, the people of Sioux City, Ia., will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crash of a crippled, Chicago-bound United Airlines DC-10 that was forced to make an emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport.

06/14/2014

A man from Round Lake died in a plane crash in Florida.

Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Father, Daughter Killed By Fla. Plane Crash

Fifty-three-year-old Jeffrey Bronken, who was piloting the plane, died in the March 22 crash near Clearwater, Fla. His daughter, 15-year-old Katie Bronken, died a few days later.

03/31/2014

A man from Round Lake died in a plane crash in Florida.

NTSB: Suburban Man Reported ‘Fuel Emergency’ Before Fatal Fla. Plane Crash

Jeffrey Bronken, 53, was flying a Piper PA-28-181 to Florida on Saturday, on a spring break trip with his daughter, Katherine, and her friend Keyana Linbo, when the plane hit power lines while making a “forced landing” on a six-lane highway.

03/27/2014

A man from Round Lake died in a plane crash in Florida.

Suburban Teen Dies From Injuries Sustained In Florida Plane Crash

15-year-old Katie Bronken died Wednesday from injuries she suffered in the plane crash that killed her father on Saturday.

03/26/2014

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Police: Round Lake Man Dead, 2 Injured After Small Plane Crashes In Florida

A northwest suburban man is dead and two girls injured after a plane from the Chicago area crashed in eastern Florida, police said.

03/22/2014

Plane crash in Boilingbrook by Clow Airport. (Credit: Chopper 780)

NTSB: Aborted Landing Preceded Bolingbrook Plane Crash

The report, issued Thursday, does not indicate what caused the Sept. 25 crash that killed the pilot, Narayan Venguswamy, 63, and his wife, Jay, from Georgetown, Ky.

11/08/2013

Investigators examine wreckage from a plane that crashed in a Bolingbrook parking lot on Wednesday. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

NTSB: Pilot In Bolingbrook Crash May Have Come In Too Fast

Eyewitnesses said the single-engine plane appeared to do a “touch-and-go,” circled and crashed several hundred feet short of the runway. Both people aboard died.

09/26/2013

Plane crash in Boilingbrook by Clow Airport. (Credit: Chopper 780)

Pilot Dies After Plane Crash In Bolingbrook

The man and woman killed in a plane crash in southwest suburban Bolingbrook have been identified as a Kentucky surgeon and his wife.

09/25/2013

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Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash In LaPorte, Ind.

The pilot and sole-occupant of a small plane was killed in a crash in LaPorte County Indiana, according to a press release from the LaPorte County Sherriff’s Office.

07/21/2013

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. Two people were killed and at least 182 others were injured.  (Photo credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviation Expert: San Francisco Crash Likely Result Of Pilot Error

A local aviation expert said he believes the fiery San Francisco plane crash that killed two people and injured dozens more was likely the result of pilot error.

CBS 2–07/08/2013

Two people were killed and three were injured when a small twin-engine jet crashed into three homes in South Bend, Ind., on March 17, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Former Sooners QB Among Victims In South Bend Plane Crash

A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.

03/18/2013

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