In Bolingbrook, Illinois – about 25 miles southwest of Chicago – a plane crashed at 5:15 p.m., killing a female passenger and severely injuring the pilot, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Wednesday.
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. 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 - the pilot's wife - was pronounced dead at the scene approximately an hour-and-a-half after the crash, and the pilot was rushed to nearby Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital with severe burns and then transferred to Maywood’s Loyola University Medical Center.
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.