Early this morning (Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014) Chicago Firefighters responded to 6511 S. Knox for a plane that had crashed into a home. This was elevated to a Still and Box Alarm and EMS Plan 1. Reports indicate the plane went nose first into the living room of the home and then into the basement. We have learned nobody inside the home was injured but we have learned the pilot has passed away. We will bring you more if we get it. Â Thank you to Current Incident Notification Service (CINS) for the address and details of this incident along with multiple other incidents.
NBC Chicago – “Two homeowners were safe but the pilot of a small plane was unaccounted for Tuesday morning after the aircraft went down into a home on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
The small cargo plane, an Aero Commander 500, had just departed from Midway when the pilot reported engine problems and tried to return to Midway, according to FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Corey.
“He did not make it to the field. It looks he just went down just short of 31 Center,” an air traffic controller is heard saying on a recording obtained via LiveATC.net.
FAA officials originally said the pilot was bound for Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois but later said the pilot amended his flight plan to Ohio State University Airport shortly before taking off.
The plane went down about a quarter-mile from its departing runway at 2:42 a.m., into a house near West 65th Street and South Knox Avenue. It crashed through the front of the building, through the living and dining rooms and into the basement, fire officials said”…Continue Reading Here