Pilot killed in small plane crash near Bartlett

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One person was killed Friday afternoon when a small aircraft crashed in a forest preserve near northwest suburban Bartlett.

The Cessna 172 crashed about 3:45 p.m. in a forest preserve near the intersection of Gerber and Schick roads, authorities said.

Prior to the crash, the pilot — who was the only person aboard the plane — reported a “control problem” to air traffic control, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

An autopsy Sunday found that the pilot died of multiple traumatic injuries from the crash, according to the DuPage County Coroner’s office.

Authorities are seeking dental records in order to identify the individual, the coroner’s office said.

The plane was registered to Fox Flying Club in Wheaton, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

The non-profit club is based at the DuPage Airport and has a fleet of four aircraft, according to its website. The club could not be reached Monday for comment.

The NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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