CHEBANSE — A Tennessee woman died from injuries she sustained in the crash of a single-engine airplane in a field about a mile south of Chebanse in Iroquois County on Friday.
Dorothy C. Stockard, of Hermitage, Tenn., was treated at Riverside Medical Center for extensive injuries.
She was later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she died.
The pilot, Raymond P. Jakubiak, of Naperville, was transferred from Amita St. Mary’s Hospital to Loyola with serious injuries.
Passenger Wrenne M. Jakubiak, of Naperville, was treated for injuries and later released from Riverside.
Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police said Saturday the Beechcraft Bonaza A36 single-engine plane was flying from Nashville, Tenn., to the Chicago area when Jakubiak experienced engine trouble.
Jakubiak, the owner of the plane, attempted to land in a wheat field northwest of 1561 East 3300N Road at 1:58 p.m. The plane was damaged and caught fire.
The plane seats six and is registered out of Naperville.
The investigation is ongoing by the sheriff’s department, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigation.
Ashkum, Chebanse Township, Beaverville and Aroma Park fire departments and Riverside EMS responded to the crash site.