Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ultralight plane crashes: Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (1C5), Bolingbrook, Illinois

BOLINGBROOK — A pilot walked away unharmed after crash landing in a bean field Saturday.

Police Lt. Mike Rompa said it was 4:24 p.m. when the pilot, who had just taken off from nearby Clow International Airport, began having problems.

“He heard funny noises and was going to land on Essington Road, but decided to put the small ultralight plane down in a bean field at Essington and 119th Street,” Rompa said.

Rompa said the pilot was fine and the plane would be towed from the field.