On Thursday, the day after a plane crash in Bolingbrook, Illinois – about 25 miles southwest of Chicago – the pilot has died. The plane crashed occurred at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, killing a female passenger on impact of the accident and initially severely burning the pilot, according to an ABC News report on Thursday morning.
UPDATE: The victims ahve been identified as surgeon Narayan Venguswamy - also known as Dr. Vengu - and his wife Jay. Though Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil has been withholding the identity of the two pending notification of next of kin, Georgetown Community Hospital in Kentucky confirmed the names of the victims. Dr. Venguswamy practiced at Georgetown Community Hospital for 27 years.
The tragic incident occurred when the small single-engine plane crashed in the parking lot of the Chase Bank located at 262 South Weber Road – near the busy intersection of Boughton and Weber. Authorities believe that the pilot was attempting to land at Clow International Airport which is nearby. Prior to coming to a complete stop, the plane crashed into a tree, a light pole, and three vehicles that were near the bank. Bolingbrook’s Police Lieutenant Michael Rompa said that the plane was unrecognizable after the crash.
The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene approximately an hour-and-a-half after the crash, and the male pilot was rushed to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital with severe burns and then transferred to the Burn Unit at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood but died the next day.
The plane was a Cirrus SR-22 single-engine plane which is registered to GDK International LLC in Georgetown, Kentucky. The plane left Scott County Marshall Field in Georgetown at approximately 3:08 p.m. CT.
The FAA is investigation the crash.