MONEE, Ill. (CBS) — An 84-year-old man was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed in unincorporated Will County near Beecher.
The Will County Sheriff’s office said the single-engine plane took off before 10 a.m. with one man on board from Bult Field, at 28261 S. Kedzie Ave. in Monee.READ MORE: Surveilence Video Shows Moments Leading To The Arrest Of Allan M. Brown, Suspect In Kenosha Police Shooting
A witness said the plane sounded like it was having engine trouble, and the pilot tried to land it, but lost control and the plane ended up crashing in a nearby cornfield.READ MORE: 5 Wounded In Mass Shooting In Chatham
According to the sheriff’s office, the plane went down in a field about 400 yards south of the 2200 block of West Offner Road in unincorporated Will County near Beecher.
The 84-year-old man in the plane died on impact, the sheriff’s office said. No one else was injured.MORE NEWS: Bulls Win Home Opener Against The Pelicans
The plane was registered to a Crete resident whose name has not been released. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating Monday afternoon.