Police respond to plane crash in Whiteside County

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Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 5:37 PM CDT
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WHITESIDE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - Two people are safe after their plane goes down in Whiteside County.

Illinois State Police say on Saturday around 5:50 p.m. troopers parked on I-88 at Milepost 42 observed a plane flying very low and saw it continue to descend eventually crashing into a field near East Thome and Calhoun Drive south of Rock Falls. The troopers found the Cessna 150 and say the 60-year-old pilot Daniel Gryder and 42-year-old passenger Matthew Mansell were not hurt.

Illinois State Police along with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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