Two men are now dead after a single-engine plane crashed earlier this week into a wooded area near Chicago International Airport. The single-engine Cirrus SR22 plane left from Smyrna, Tennessee and crashed just before noon on Wednesday. The Lake County Coroner’s Office took possession of the bodies for autopsies, but the Gary Police has not released the victims’ names yet.
The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Director said the owner of the plane and the passengers aboard remain unknown. The plan is registered to Gandy AIR LLC, which is located in St. Augustine, Florida. The passengers are still being identified and officials will then try to locate the families.
Neighbors heard the crash and corresponding explosion around 11:15 a.m. “I went to the door and opened the door, I saw a plume of smoke and then I heard sirens,” said neighbor Luther Jackson. Delores Hinton was working on her car when she saw the plane above. “I said, ‘what was that?’ The next thing I know, it was down,” she stated. Initially, when the plane went down, investigators were unable to access and secure the scene because of hazardous materials being contained.
Police: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Ind., www.miamiherald.com October 3, 2012.
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