UPDATE: (7:00p.m.) Illinois State Police say a small plane crashed in the Rock River at around 12:30p.m. in Grand Detour Ogle County after hitting a power line.
Two people were inside the aircraft. One of them was walking on the ice when emergency crews got there, but they told him to immediately get back inside until rescue crews could get to him.
“One of the victims was out of the plane but we had them get back into the plane due to the fact it was on the ice,” said Dixon Rural Fire Chief Sid Aurand. “They were mobile, they were conscious, but we did go out, 6 members of our department took a Fortuna which is an inflatable boat, walked out across the ice and retrieved the two victims from the plane,” he added.
The victims were taken to a local hospital. Their injuries are not considered serious. The plane received minor damage. Investigators are not sure if hitting the power line is what caused the crash, or if the plane was having other issues. Only was residence was without power.
BREAKING: Illinois State Police are investigating a plane down in Grand Detour, Ogle County. Early reports say that a small two to three engine plane landed in a body of water a little before 2p.m.
Unconfirmed reports say that two people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Details are limited, we will be updating this article as soon as more information is available.