Pilot, wife killed in small plane crash in Bolingbrook
The pilot of the small plane that crashed in Bolingbrook died Thursday morning.
The 63 year-old man was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. His wife was killed at the scene Wednesday.
An aviation source tells WGN-TV the couple’s plane touched-down at Clow Airport just after 5 p.m., but it was too far down the runway due to shifting winds. So, they attempted a second landing. But, their plane hit a tree, a light pole, several cars, and then crashed in the parking lot of a Chase Bank at 262 S. Weber Road around 5:15 p.m.
No one on the ground was injured.
The victims were from Kentucky, but have not been identified. They left Kentucky around 3 p.m.
The FAA and the NTSB are investigating. They will take a special look into if the plane’s engine malfunctioned.
WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.