JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A 74-year-old man has died after his small airplane crashed into a bean field in Will County.
Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer says authorities were called to the crash scene just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Manhattan Township.
She says they found a wide path of scattered debris and significant damage to the twin-engine plane. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not being immediately identified pending notification of family members.
Hoffmeyer says there is evidence he may be an out-of-state resident employed by a local oil supply company. She says officials aren't sure where he took off from or where he was heading.
There were no passengers.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and is expected on the scene in the morning.