Small plane crashes in Busse Woods near O’Hare; pilot OK

The Cook County Forest Preserve Police Department said the pilot was able to walk away from the crash of the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 200.

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The pilot was able to walk away from the crash with non-life threatening injuries, officials said

A small plane crashed in Ned Brown Preserve, popularly known as Busse Woods, Friday. The pilot was able to walk away. No one else was on board.

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The pilot of a small plane that went down in Ned Brown Preserve Friday evening shortly after taking off from O’Hare Airport was able to walk away from the crash, according to Cook County Forest Preserve officials.

No one else was on board the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 200 when it went down about 7:15 p.m. in the southeastern section of the forest preserve, popularly known as Busse Woods, near the Main Dam, officials said.

The pilot was taken to a local hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to be life threatening, officials said.

Police respond to the scene of a small plane crash Friday in the Ned Brown Preserve.

Police respond to the scene of a small plane crash Friday in the Ned Brown Preserve.

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It was not immediately known why the plane crashed.

The craft was headed to Waterloo, Iowa, but turned back to O’Hare and crashed on its second approach, according to National Transportation Safety Board officials.

Forest Preserves police and other emergency personnel were on the scene Friday night, and the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

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