PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the plane crash in northern Illinois (all times local):
The National Transportation Safety Board says the small plane that crashed in a residential neighborhood southwest of Chicago was headed for Wisconsin.
Ed Malinowski with the NTSB says the plane was a PA30. It had taken off from Florida, landed in Tennessee before taking off again and was headed for Wisconsin.
The pilot, who died, hasn’t been identified. No other injuries were reported.
The fire ignited by the crash did extensive damage to the front of the home. Joliet Fire Department Battalion Chief John Stachelski says the occupant was able to escape the building without injury.
Authorities say the crash of a small plane in a residential neighborhood south of Chicago, setting a house ablaze, has left at least one person dead.
Although it was unclear how many were aboard the aircraft, Joliet City Manager Jim Hock said Thursday the pilot was killed in the crash. Hock went on to say it was “very fortunate” no other injuries resulted from the crash.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said the agency has sent a team to the crash site to determine the type of aircraft involved in the crash and gather information that will be passed on to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB will lead the investigation and determine the cause of the crash.
It wasn’t immediately known where the aircraft took off from or where it was headed. Joliet Municipal Airport and Clow Airport in Bolingbrook are both in close proximity to the crash site.
Aerial television video of the crash site showed that siding from the home was peeling from the structure and smoke rose from the inside.
A small plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood in a northern Illinois city, torching the side of a home and leaving parts scattered in a street.
Joliet Deputy Fire Chief Ray Randich said at a news conference on Thursday that the crash happened in the morning.
He said authorities believe the fuel tank ruptured when the plane hit the street and ignited a fire that spread to a house to the north.
The crash happened in Plainfield, which is next to Joliet. The Joliet Fire Department responded to the scene.
Tony Molinaro with the Federal Aviation Adminstration said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. and that there were no reports of injuries. It was unclear whether there were any deaths.
Aerial television video of the crash site showed that siding from that home was peeling from the structure and smoke rose from the inside.
Authorities in Joliet say a plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood.
Capt. Jeff Allbert with the Joliet Police Department said Thursday morning that crews were responding to the crash.
Allbert said crews were assessing the scene and putting out a fire.
The captain says it’s unclear so far if the plane struck any structures or vehicles but the department is investigating.
This story has been corrected to show that Allbert is with the Joliet Police Department and is not the Joliet Fire Captain.