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Michael Sandman, 61, killed in single-engine passenger plane crash near Bartlett, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:06pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, July 3, 2015

BREAKING: Small Plane Crashes In Western Suburbs

A single-engine passenger plane has crashed in the western suburb of Bartlett, the FAA confirms. Agency officials said a Cessna 172 was reported to have crashed in a forest preserve. First-response agencies were setting up a scene, CBS 2 has been told.

One person killed in small plane crash in Bartlett

One person was killed when a small aircraft crashed in the DuPage County Forest Preserve near suburban Bartlett Friday afternoon, the FAA says.The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was a Cessna 172. Officials say only the pilot was on board the plane.The DuPage County Coroner's Office has been called to the scene.

Investigation continues into fatal Bartlett plane crash

The Bloomingdale man died on impact when the plane crashed into the Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve about 3:45 p.m. A crew works Saturday to remove the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed into a forest preserve near Bartlett on Friday, killing the pilot and lone occupant.  

Autopsy scheduled for pilot in deadly Bartlett plane crash

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday for the pilot who died a plane crash in northwest suburban Bartlett on Friday.The pilot was the only person on board the small Cessna when it went down Friday afternoon in the Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve.Investigators say the pilot, whose name has not been released, reported a rudder control problem to air traffic controllers before crashing.

Bartlett plane crash victim identified as Michael Sandman

The pilot killed in a suburban plane crash last week has now been identified.Michael Sandman, 61, of Bloomingdale, Ill., was killed when the small plane crashed in a forest preserve in Bartlett.He was the only person on board. The National Transportation Safety Board says he told air traffic control that he was experiencing a "control problem" before the crash.

NTSB: Cabin largely destroyed in plane crash near Bartlett

The National Transportation Safety Board says the cabin area was largely destroyed when a small airplane crashed in a forest preserve outside Chicago, killing its pilot.The NTSB says in a preliminary report released Thursday that the engine and propeller separated from the airframe in the crash near the suburb of Bartlett. It says the pilot had reported a rudder control problem to air traffic controllers but he "declined any assistance, and stated that he just needed to work on it bit."The DuPage County coroner's office has said 61-year-old Michael Sandman of Bloomingdale was the only person aboard the Cessna 172 when it crashed Friday. It says he died of multiple traumatic injuries.The plane was registered to the Fox Flying Club, which is based at the DuPage Airport.

Bartlett plane crash 911 call: 'It was going sideways'

A 911 call made in the moments after a small plane went down in a Bartlett forest preserve last Friday is shedding some light on the crash."We heard it like you hear a plane coming, and I looked up and it was going sideways," the caller told the operator. "And then all of a sudden I just heard a big, huge crash. Like, I didn't see fire or anything because there's so much, there's so many trees back there."The pilot, 61-year-old Michael Sandman of Bloomingdale reported rudder control problems shortly before the small plane crashed.Sandman was killed. No one else was hurt.
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