One dead in small plane crash in Schaumburg, 2nd local crash in three weeks
- November 1st, 2010 9:26 pm CT
- By Deborah O’Malley, Chicago Headlines Examiner
Update: Authorities have now identified the pilot killed in the plane crash as William Borgstrom, 66, of the 1300 block of West Columbia in Chicago.
Authorities have yet to release the name of the person killed in this afternoon’s plane crash in Schaumburg but they say he is a 66-year-old man, possibly from Chicago.
At 3:38 p.m., Schaumburg police got a call of a plane down at the Schaumburg Regional Airport at 905 East Irving Park Road.
Responding units found a two-seat single engine Luscombe aircraft in a grassy area off the south edge of the runway. The lone occupant, the pilot, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police the plane nose dived during take-off. The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting the investigation into the exact cause of the crash.
On October 6, a small plane crashed into a fitness club in Naperville. The two people on board that plane were seriously injured but survived. No one in the health club was hurt.
See: Plane crashes into Naperville health club, 2-hurt – slideshow
This past January, two Florida men died when their plane crashed after takeoff from the Aurora Municipal Airport.
That plane clipped a home and crashed in the front yard. The family inside the home escaped injury.
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