Rep. Lipinski Reacts to Plane Crash near Midway Airport
Statement from Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3):
“My heart goes out to the loved ones of the pilot that lost his life this morning when a small twin-engine cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from Midway Airport into a home in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue in Chicago. My prayers are also with the couple whose home was damaged and their neighbors. It is truly a miracle that more people were not injured in this accident. I would like to thank the first responders and surrounding neighbors for their quick response to a situation made even more difficult by the weather. Their immediate reaction says a lot about the community we live in.
“I have been in touch with Chicago and federal aviation officials about the crash and in the coming days I look forward to receiving additional updates about the ongoing investigation into this incident. It is of the utmost importance that we do all we can to ensure the safety of all those flying into and out of Midway Airport, as well as the safety of those living in the surrounding communities.”
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