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Mundelein couple survives plane crash in Woodstock

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 1:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 11:20 p.m. CDT

A Mundelein couple came away from an airplane crash relatively unscathed Saturday in Woodstock, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency crews were called to a bean field in the 9400 block of South Route 14 around 7 p.m. Saturday after a two-seat airplane was forced to make an emergency landing, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. The aerobatic sports plane was flying from Council Bluff, Iowa, to Campbell Airport in Grayslake when there was an engine failure.

The pilot and passenger looked for an open field to land in and found the bean field in Woodstock, Zinke said. As they landed, the wing got caught up and flipped the airplane.

Neither occupant was seriously injured. The plane sustained minimal damage.

The investigation has been turned over to the FAA.

– Lawerence Synett

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