Cortland plane crash: Small plane crashes along Lincoln Highway in DeKalb County; 2 injured

CORTLAND, Ill. (WLS) — Two men were injured Thursday afternoon after their small plane crashed in a DeKalb County field, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said.

Several 911 calls came in just after 12:30 p.m. for a report of a plane crash in a field behind a business at 260 W. Lincoln Highway in Cortland, the sheriff’s office said.

Cortland police and the sheriff’s office found the plane.

Two men were inside, and suffered unknown injuries, police said.

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They were taken to Northwestern Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Chopper 7 was over the aircraft about 1:30 p.m. The small plane appeared to have front-end damage, and a fire truck had responded to spray foam on it.

According to FlightAware, the plane departed from Evansville Regional Airport in Indiana about 10:10 a.m. It was supposed to land at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport just after 12:30 p.m.

It appeared to have crashed just south of the DeKalb airport.

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