Pilot survives plane crash
CHICAGO (AP) – The pilot of a small experimental plane is “standing and talking” after crashing on the lakefront on the southeast side of Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune reports that William Yamokoski of St. Joseph, Mich., crashed his single-engine plane Sunday afternoon near a Chicago Police heliport.
Aviation officials said there were no fatalities and no one else was inside the aircraft. The cause of the crash is unknown.
The Tribune reports that Yamokoski was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Aviation officials said the plane was left upside down in a marsh.
The newspaper reports that the pilot had taken off in Oshkosh, Wis., and was headed for Benton Harbor, Mich., when the plane crash occurred.
Hospitals officials are not sure the pilot will have to stay overnight.