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Small Plane Crashes Near Chicago Executive Airport: Sources

The single-engine plane crashed near the Chicago Executive Airport on Thursday evening

A single-engine plane crashed near the Chicago Executive Airport in suburban Wheeling on Thursday evening, authorities said. 

Sources tell NBC 5 the plane crashed approximately one mile from the airport, and authorities were able to locate the pilot, who made contact with the control tower after the crash. 

Official word on the pilot's condition is not available, but according to reports he was able to walk away from the scene with authorities. 

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