Hebron Man Lands Plane Mid-Heart Attack

Steven Nusbaum, 64, was flying an experimental aircraft near his house

By Lisa Balde
|  Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011  |  Updated 11:38 AM CDT
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Hebron Man Lands Plane Mid-Heart Attack

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A Hebron pilot landed an experimental plane Tuesday in a farmer's field while having a heart attack, fire officials said.

Steven R. Nusbaum, 64, had been flying an experimental aircraft near his house around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday while his son, Chance, monitored the flight, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s department.

At some point during the flight, Nusbaum began having a heart attack and made an emergency landing. Chance Nusbaum saw the plane land on the field in the 7000 block of Miller Road and found his father lying back in the seat on the place.

Nusbaum was given CPR and transported to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center where he was listed in critical and then stable condition.

The FAA was notified of the incident. The plane sustained no apparent damage.

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