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WHEELING, Ill. – Authorities say a Royal Air cargo jet that was cleared for landing has crashed in a forest preserve near Chicago Executive Airport in the suburb of Wheeling.
Airport spokeswoman says Laura Witlox says the plane went down around 2 p.m. Tuesday and local fire departments were at the scene.
Witlox did not immediately know how many people were aboard and if there were injuries.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the plane appeared to be a Learjet and it went down in a river.
Originally posted by Symp EL
What I found strange is the amount of time cable news paid to this story. What is so special about this plane? A small plane crashed about 20 minutes from me on New Years day and it was only a story in the local paper.