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Plane Crashes in Chatham; Pilot & Passenger Safe

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash in a field in Chatham.


The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office reported that a plane crashed around 3:19 PM just west of Mansion Road. A 24 year old female pilot along with a 12 year old passenger were on their way from St. Louis to Chicago, when the pilot reported cloud cover and was unable to see. She made an emergency landing in the field in Chatham. The plane flipped on contact and both passenger and pilot crawled out to safety. 


The pilot and passenger were checked by EMT's and were released. The Chatham FIre and Police Department along with the Illinois State Police and Sangamon County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash.

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