Hanover Park police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:45 PM Friday May 18, 2018 to a report initially by the involved pilot of a small aircraft crash in a field about 2 miles south of Schaumburg Airport with a pilot with apparent minor injuries. Police and firefighter/paramedics also received a report that a small aircraft crashed near Schaumburg airport. However, the pilot with apparent minor injuries, and the aircraft were located west of Schaumburg Airport near Longmeadow Lane and Walnut Avenue, Hanover Park. The pilot reported no fire on the aircraft, which crashed in a field.
The aircraft crashed into a field northwest of Longmeadow Lane and Walnut Avenue, which is also south of the Hanover Park Metropolitan Water Treatment Plant, and just southeast of Hanover Highlands Elementary School.
The pilot walked north to Sycamore Avenue where he was discovered by a Hanover Park Police Community Service Officer. The pilot was transported to St. Alexius Hospital by Hanover Park Fire Department firefighter/paramedics.
Schaumburg firefighter/paramedics also responded to areas near Schaumburg Airport where earlier reports had the aircraft located closer to the airport.
Illinois State Police and lighting trucks are responding to secure the crash scene and to investigate the crash scene.
The location of the small aircraft crash site is about 1.5 mile west-northwest of the west end of Runway 11/29 at Schaumburg Airport.
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