CHICAGO, IL – All four people on board reported dead as a small plane crashed into a field near the northwestern Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake, reported by FOX News.
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Elizabeth Isham Cory, spokesperson of Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has confirmed the plane crash reports and deaths thereafter.
According to details; the crashed small plane was a Cirrus-SR22 registered to the Marion Flying Club in Marion, and was carrying a businessman Ray Harris, from Marion, Indiana, and two of his daughters. The plane crashed about 10:30 AM at U.S. Route 14 and North Ridgefield Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Harris and his two daughters were killed on the spot while a fourth body, apparently that of a male was found at the crash site but his identity has not been confirmed. Harris is the former owner of a Marion Chrysler dealership. He also served as president of the Board of Works for the city.
Cause of the crash is not immediately clear but the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading the investigation, with the assistance from the FAA and local authorities.