No injuries in Aurora Airport plane crash

By on July 26, 2012

SUGAR GROVE—A plane crash at Aurora Airport on Wednesday morning yielded no injuries.

According to Sugar Grove Fire Chief Marty Kunkel, the incident occured after the pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft attempted to make an emergency landing in a cornfield on the north side of the airfield. The aircraft, departing for Oshkosh, Wisc., had reportedly lost power.

Sugar Grove Fire Department, Aurora Police and Kane County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene. The plane’s two passengers were pilot Dan Bagget, 66, of Mt. View, Calif., and co-pilot Rod Kenner, 65, of Walnut Creek, Calif.

The Aurora Police Department is handling the initial investigation, and the FAA is handling the follow-up investigation.