PHOTOS: Plane Crashes Into Ill. Home, Misses Sleeping Couple by 8 Inches
A couple in their 80s escaped unscathed after a small plane crashed through their living room, just 8 inches from where they were sleeping.
The accident happened early this morning near Chicago Midway International Airport. The pilot reported engine problems after takeoff but couldn’t get the plane back to the airport in time.
The pilot died in the crash. No one else was injured.
The couple’s son, Rick Rolinskas, says that his parents are OK, and his prayers are with the pilot’s family.
“Fifty-five years without a plane crash, I think that’s pretty good odds for our airport here,” Rolinskas said.