CHEBANSE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee woman died and two suburban Chicago residents were injured after a small plane made an emergency landing in an Illinois field.
Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police said Saturday Raymond Jakubiak of Naperville was flying a Beech A36 single-engine aircraft from Nashville to the Chicago area Friday afternoon when he began to experience engine trouble. Jakubiak attempted to land in a wheat field near Chebanse, where the plane was damaged and caught fire.
Jakubiak and passenger Dorothy Stockard of Hermitage, Tennessee, were taken to Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago, where Stockard died. Passenger Wrenne Jakubiak of Naperville was treated for injuries and released.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.
Chebanse is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Chicago.
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