Bolingbrook police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to an aircraft crash into a Chase Bank parking lot with report of heavy fire, injuries and several vehicles on fire nearby. A photo at ground level shows heavy fire with multiple cars burning. The aircraft appears to have crashed on a sidewalk between the parking lot and the southwest corner of the Chase Bank building.
The location is near Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport, which is just northwest of the intersection and the Chase Bank at 262 South Weber Road, Bolingbrook.
Early reports indicated conflicting information about whether people were injured on the ground and/or inside the bank, but at 7:00 p.m. Bolingbrook Police Department reports no people were injured on the ground. There were early reports that there was a pilot and passenger in the aircraft. The male pilot is reported to have been seriously burned. The man’s wife was the only passenger in the aircraft and was pronounced dead at the scene. The plane was destroyed when it hit the sidewalk outside the bank, but did not directly hit the bank building.
PHOTO: From ground level at scene of plane crash in Bolingbrook. pic.twitter.com/XRTqwyQacv
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A single engine aircraft was in a crash landing nearby at the intersection of Lily Cache Lane and Weber Road on Thursday, September 18, 2008. The male pilot and female passenger were not seriously injured in the 2008 crash landing.
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Green arrow marks the approximate location of the aircraft crash, and shows the proximity of Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport.
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Green arrow marks the approximate location of the aircraft crash.
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