One dead in small plane crash in Schaumburg, 2nd local crash in three weeks

One dead in small plane crash in Schaumburg, 2nd local crash in three weeks

Update: Authorities have now identified the pilot killed in the plane crash as William Borgstrom, 66, of the 1300 block of West Columbia in Chicago.
EARLIER STORY:

Authorities have yet to release the name of the person killed in this afternoon’s plane crash in Schaumburg but they say he is a 66-year-old man, possibly from Chicago.
At 3:38 p.m., Schaumburg police got a call of a plane down at the Schaumburg Regional Airport at 905 East Irving Park Road.
Responding units found a two-seat single engine Luscombe aircraft in a grassy area off the south edge of the runway. The lone occupant, the pilot, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police the plane nose dived during take-off. The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting the investigation into the exact cause of the crash.
On October 6, a small plane crashed into a fitness club in Naperville. The two people on board that plane were seriously injured but survived. No one in the health club was hurt.
See: Plane crashes into Naperville health club, 2-hurt – slideshow
This past January, two Florida men died when their plane crashed after takeoff from the Aurora Municipal Airport.
That plane clipped a home and crashed in the front yard. The family inside the home escaped injury.

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