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NTSB: Pilot Passed Two Airports Before Crash That Killed Four

A pilot passed up two chances to land at suburban airports — because he didn’t want to get stranded — just minutes before crashing near Crystal Lake last month, killing his two daughters and one of the girls’ boyfriends.


Three people were killed when a medical transport plane crashed in Riverwoods, Ill., on Nov. 29, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Three Killed In Riverwoods Plane Crash

Three people were killed and two others injured when a small plane transporting a medical patient crashed late Monday in north suburban Riverwoods.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

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Wheaton College Student Among 4 Killed In Crystal Lake Plane Crash

All four people aboard a small plane, including a Wheaton College junior, her sister and businessman father, were killed when the aircraft crashed Saturday morning near northwest suburban Crystal Lake.


Investigators inspect the wreckage of a small plane after an accident that killed 69-year-old pilot Frank Kehoe. (CBS)

Pilot, 69, Dies In Plane Crash Near Elgin

Frank Kehoe, a northwest suburban resident, died when his single-engine experimental plane crashed near the Olson Airport.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

The pilot of this small plane was killed when it crashed in Mt. Pleasant, Wis., on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Former Trucking Executive Killed In Wisconsin Plane Crash

The recently-retired CEO of a truck trailer manufacturing business is being hailed as a hero for guiding his plane away from a subdivision as it crashed near Racine, claiming his life.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

A small experimental plane crashed on July 31, 2011, in unincorporated Big Rock in Kane County. The pilot, 73-year-old Jack Morrison, was killed in the crash. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead In Kane County Plane Crash

One person died Sunday morning after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in far west suburban Sugar Grove.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2011

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U Of C Student, Parents Killed In Downstate Plane Crash

A University of Chicago undergrad and her parents were killed over the weekend when a single-engine plane went down in downstate Rantoul.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Romeoville Plane Crash

1 Dead, 1 Injured When Small Plane Crashes In Romeoville

One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a small plane they were on crashed in southwest suburban Romeoville on Sunday, taking out power lines near Lewis University Airport.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2011

A vintage B-17 bomber burns after a crash-landing June 13, 2011 in Oswego. (ROBERT MUDRA)

NTSB Probes Vintage Plane Crash In Oswego

Federal investigators are starting to remove the charred remains of the vintage plane that crashed in Oswego.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

A vintage B-17 bomber burns after a crash-landing June 13, 2011 in Oswego. (ROBERT MUDRA)

Vintage Plane Goes Down In Oswego Field

An engine caught fire in a vintage World War II plane Monday, prompting its pilot to make an emergency landing in a field in Oswego this morning.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

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Area Pilot Dies When Plane Crashes In Florida

Federal officials are investigating the circumstances of an airplane crash that left pilot Scott Tezak of Minooka dead.


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Plane From Chicago Area Crashes In Wisconsin; 2 Dead

Two people are dead, after a plane that took off from a public airport in Lake in the Hills ended up crashing in south central Wisconsin over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

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Plane Crash Survivor: “It’s A Do-Over”

A Chicago man said Thursday that his life has changed forever after he survived a small plane crash in Springfield last week.

CBS 2–01/13/2011

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Victims Identified In Wheeling Plane Crash

One man was killed and another injured in a small plane crash Wednesday in Wheeling. The victims are now being identified.


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1 Killed In Small Plane Crash In Wheeling

One person has been killed in a small plane crash in northwest suburban Wheeling.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2010

New York Plane Crash

50 Years Since Horrific Air Disaster

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first major disaster of the jet age.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2010

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Plane Crash In Decatur

The crash of a small home-built aircraft has killed one man about a mile and a half east of the Decatur airport.


A single-engine plane lies just off the runway after crashing at Schaumburg Airport on Monday. (CBS)

Plane Crash Victim’s Family Owns Wendella

Plane crashes on takeoff from Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

A single-engine plane lies just off the runway after crashing at Schaumburg Airport on Monday. (CBS)

Plane Crashes In Schaumburg; 1 Dead

A small airplane crashed at a Airport Monday afternoon, killing the pilot.


A small plane crashed into the roof of an XSport Fitness Center in Naperville on Oct. 6, 2010. (CBS)

Questions Go Unanswered In Naperville Plane Crash

NTSB finds weather and atmospheric conditions apparently played no role in crash into fitness center.