Two dead in light plane crash on Illinois road

Two people died Saturday after their single-engine plane crashed next to a busy restaurant in central Illinois, officials said.

The plane crashed around 12:30 p.m. on Route 116 in Hanna City, about 180 miles south of Chicago.

Peoria County officials said the man and woman on board, who have not yet been identified, were killed and autopsies will be performed Monday, according to the Peoria Star Journal.

The crash happened 180 miles outside of Chicago.
Two people died in a plane crash in the US state of Illinois.
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The identities of the victims have yet to be released.
A man and woman are the victims of the Hanna City crash.
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Two people died in the accident.
The plane crashed on Route 116 in Hanna City around 12:30 p.m.
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No one was immediately reported injured.
The plane hit several buildings before going down and coming to a stop.
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The plane struck several buildings before stuttering to the ground and coming to rest on a street next to a restaurant packed with Saturday lunch diners, the newspaper reported. No one was immediately reported injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash of the Mooney M20K plane.

The plane crashed next to a busy restaurant during the lunch break.
The crash of the Mooney M20K aircraft is under investigation.
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https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/two-killed-in-small-plane-crash-on-illinois-road/ Two dead in light plane crash on Illinois road

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