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.READ MORE: At Least 3 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago, Including Mass Shooting In Chatham
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.READ MORE: Man And Dog Shot In Bronzeville
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.
Chebanse is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Chicago.MORE NEWS: Court Documents Reveal Kevin Jiang, Yale Student From Chicago, Was Shot Multiple Times At Close Range
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