- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

HILYARD TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) - Macoupin County authorities say a 66-year-old Missouri man has died after the two-person plane he was flying crashed in a southwestern Illinois cornfield.

The county coroner’s office said Thomas Huebbe of St. Charles, Missouri, died in the crash Sunday. Investigators say Huebbe was returning to St. Charles from a trip to Taylorville with his 35-year-old son, John Huebbe.

Investigators say the father tried to land in a harvested cornfield when the plane experienced a mechanical failure. The plane flipped onto its roof as it came to a stop.

The younger man was able to walk to a farmhouse for help. He was taken to an area hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for the father.

The Federal Aviation Administration and local authorities responded to the scene.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide