CHICAGO (AP) _ Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot whose small cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms it has received the body but says it is not immediately releasing his name.
The home was heavily damaged. Crews needed to stabilize the structure before working to pull the body from the wreckage.
The Aero Commander 500-B slammed nose-down into the front of the home around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday. It punched through the ground floor into the basement. About a third of the aircraft, including its tail, was left sticking straight out of the red-brick home.
The couple living there were asleep at the time in a bedroom just inches away. They were both unhurt and refused medical attention.