Six Chicagoans Killed in Plane Crash

Polish-American group headed to Florida

A plane crash Friday in Huntington, West Virginia killed six Polish-Americans from Chicago. Four of them were members of the Polish Aero Club of Chicago. 

American Polish Aero-Club president Chester Wojnicki said Sunday the members and their two Chicago-area guests were flying Friday from the northwest Illinois community of Lake in the Hills to Clearwater, Fla.
Wojnicki identified the club members as Kazimierz Adamski of Morton Grove, Wieslaw Dobrzanski of Niles, Irenevsz Michalowski of Des Plaines and Stanislaw Matras of Chicago.
The two guests were Monika Niemiec and her father Stanley Niemiec, both of Harwood Heights, he said. Wojnicki said the group planned to stop along the way in West Virginia to look at a plane for sale.
The twin-engine Piper PA-34 struck a power line and crashed in a wooded area near the Ohio and Kentucky state lines. Its pilot radioed for help several times, warning that the aircraft was low on fuel.
West Virginia authorities haven't released the names of those killed. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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