No Deaths in Naperville Plane Crash

Two passengers survived a plane crash Wednesday afternoon at a Naperville fitness club.

No one died after a plane crashed into the Xsport Fitness around noon today while taking off from a nearby subdivision.

Lloyd McKee, 66, and Maureen McKee, 63, of Aero Estates — a local subdivision which includes a small residential airport — took off shortly before noon in their private airplane and were heading to Pittsburgh, Penn., said Naperville Police Commander Mike Anders at the scene. Emergency personnel received the 911 call at 12:04 p.m., they said.

The husband and wife were speaking to first responders after the crash, officials said, and both were taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

As the crash occurred, people working out in the fitness center were asked to evacuate. No one inside was injured, Anders said.

Tasos Kalamaras, of Naperville, said he was doing push-ups on the opposite side of the building when the plane impacted.

"I heard a loud noise," he said. "It sounded like someone dropping dumbbells down the stairs."

Many onlookers — some who were inside and some who came from nearby businesses or homes — stood in the streets following the accident.

Responders from the Naperville Police Department, Illinois State Police and several other state and national agencies remained on scene around 2 p.m. today.

A representative from the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Jerry Walden October 10, 2010 at 04:21 PM
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