Firefighters: Plane crashes in northern Illinois city

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in a northern Illinois city on Thursday morning and the resulting fire torched the side of a home.

Authorities believe the fuel tank ruptured when the plane hit the street and ignited a fire that spread to a house to the north, Joliet Deputy Fire Chief Ray Randich said at a news conference.

There were no reports of injuries in the crash, according to Tony Molinaro with the Federal Aviation Administration.

It was unclear whether there were any deaths.

The crash happened in Plainfield, which is next to Joliet, but the Joliet Fire Department responded to the scene.

Aerial television video of the crash site showed that siding from that home was peeling from the structure and smoke rose from the inside. Video also showed parts of a small plane scattered in a street and in the lawn and driveway of a home.


This story has been corrected to show that the crash happened in Plainfield, not Joliet.