- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

PLANO, Ill. (AP) - Kendall County authorities say an longtime Elgin attorney has died after his small plane crashed in a suburb southwest of Chicago.

The wife of 80-year-old John E. Juergensmeyer told the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights that (https://bit.ly/1rwRIgv ) her husband was piloting the plane when it crashed around 8 p.m. Sunday in unincorporated Plano.

The Kendall County community is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

Betty Juergensmeyer says her husband was returning from visiting his older brother at a nursing home in Carlinville, Illinois.

Officials say there was no fire associated with the crash and it was difficult to find the wreckage because of muddy and hilly conditions in the area.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Illinois State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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