2010 Naperville small plane crash blamed on pilot error

October 9, 2012 7:40:29 PM PDT
Pilot error is to blame for a small plane crash in Naperville two years ago.

The National Transportation Safety Board cited the pilot's failure to abort a takeoff as the probable cause.

The pilot, Lloyd McKee, and his wife, Maureen McKee, were seriously injured in the October 6, 2010, crash.

Their single-engine plane crashed into the roof of the XSport Fitness center at 75th Street and Route 59.

The report also cites improper annual inspection of the aircraft and a hole in the plane's exhaust pipe as contributing factors.

Officials say that a pre-flight inspection failed to notice two critical engine malfunctions, which caused the crash.


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