Sycamore man crashes plane near DeKalb
DeKALB – A 62-year-old Sycamore man was airlifted to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford on Tuesday after crashing a small aircraft into an open field.
James L. Auman was in good condition there at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.
At about 3:45 p.m., Auman took off from DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport in a small plane colored red and gray with “Metal Illness” emblazoned on the side. The plane lost power, crashing into the field and flipping over, DeKalb County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Auman, the pilot, was the only person in the plane.
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