1 killed in plane crash at Chicago Rockford International Airport
ROCKFORD, Ill. — One person was killed after a plane crash at the Chicago Rockford International Airport on Thursday afternoon, according to a local coroner’s office.
CBS 2 in Chicago said the incident happened at about 3:45 p.m. Witnesses said the plane had burst into flames after going off the runway in Rockford, which is roughly 80 miles south of Madison.
CBS 2 said the small aircraft has been described as a twin-prop two-engine plane, and its burnt remains are still visible at the scene.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are taking over the investigation.
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