Pilot killed when small plane crashes in Plano

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(PLANO) A northwest suburban man was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed Sunday night in the far southwest suburbs.

The crash happened about 8 p.m. in an open field in the 15900 block of Griswold Springs Road in unincorporated Plano, according to a statement from the Kendall County sheriff’s office and Illinois State Police.

The aircraft was a twin-engine turbo prop passenger plane, ISP said.

The pilot has been identified as 80-year-old John Juergensmeyer of Elgin, according to the Kendall County coroner’s office.

The sheriff’s office, along with Little Rock and Sandwich firefighters, discovered the deceased pilot and debris from the plane, according to the statement.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation Monday afternoon, ISP said. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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