Officials: Plane crashes in residential area of Joliet

Associated Press

Joliet, Ill. — Firefighters say a plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood in a northern Illinois city.

Joliet Fire Captain Jeff Allbert said Thursday morning that crews are responding to the crash. Allbert says crews are assessing the scene and putting out a fire.

The captain says it’s unclear so far if the plane hit any structures or vehicles but that the department is investigating.

Aerial television video of the crash site showed broken plane parts in the street and in the yard and driveway of a home.

Across the street, the siding on one home was peeling from the structure as smoke rose from inside. Nearby fencing was destroyed and a tree was blackened.

Joliet is 40 miles southwest of Chicago.