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Plane crashes into Chicago home

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 (NBC) Two homeowners were safe but the pilot of a small plane was killed Tuesday morning when 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.

The plane went down about a quarter-mile from its departing runway at 2:42 a.m., into a house. It crashed through the front of the building, through the living and dining rooms and into the basement, fire officials said.

Part of the plane was resting on the roof of a home to the south of the damaged home.

The man and woman who lived in the home were not injured, authorities said. Two homes near the site of the crash were evacuated for precaution.

Investigators from the FAA and the NTSB will investigate the crash, Corey said.




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