Mooney Crash lands at Bolingbrook

Friday, September 19, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: single-propeller Mooney M20 built in 1965, owned by B. Thomas of Morris, flying southbound.
Where: near the intersection of Lily Cache Lane and Weber Road, BOLINGBROOK, Ill.near the Bolingbrook Clow International Airport in the suburban Chicago
When: Thursday.
Who: The pilot and passenger aboard “walked away” but were later taken to an area hospital
Why: plane lost power and the pilot tried to turn around and return to the airport for an emergency landing but was too low to the ground. Wing may have hit a tree or pole on landing. The plane came to a stop in grass beside the road. It’s mostly intact, except for missing landing gear and a damaged wing tip. The FAA as investigating

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