Friday, May 4, 2012

Plane crash in Chicago kills two

Police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake say two men have died in a small plane crash.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Gene Lowery says the plane crashed Thursday afternoon just west of the Lake in the Hills Airport, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago.

Lowery says the plane went down in a marshy, former gravel mine pit after, according to one witness, abruptly banking to the left while appearing to approach the runway.

Lowery says officers had to trek 200 to 300 yards through mud and marsh to reach the wreckage. Read More