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1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash

09-26-2013 13:15 BJT

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A small plane carrying two crashed into a bank parking lot in Bolingbrook Wednesday afternoon while trying to land at Clow International Airport nearby, killing one person and injuring the other.

The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and the male pilot suffered severe burns and was rushed to hospital immediately.

The plane crashed into a tree, a light pole and three vehicles near a Chase Bank branch in Bolingbrook, southwest of Chicago.

Deputy Bolingbrook Fire Chief Trinedad Garza said when firefighters arrived, they found several cars in the parking lot and the plane on fire. The fire was under control about 15 minutes later.

There are no reports of injuries on the ground.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said that FAA is investigating the case.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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