A pilot was uninjured after his plane rolled over during a crash at an airport near Harvard that left the plane with “substantial” damage, officials said.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
A single-engine Stearman B75 biplane was attempting to land at Dacy Airport, 22207 Airport Road in unincorporated Harvard.
The plane drifted right and nosed over into a field after landing, the spokesperson said.
The pilot was the only person on the plane at the time. A preliminary report shows he was not injured.
The Harvard Fire Protection District was called to the scene to evaluate the pilot three hours after the crash when the pilot began experiencing a medical issue, according to fire department radio traffic.
It is unknown if paramedics transported him to the hospital.
The plane sustained substantial damage during the accident, according to an FAA report.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash.
The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation. A spokesperson for the NTSB said their agency did not have information to release yet.
Records show the plane is registered to an 81-year-old Crystal Lake man. The FAA would not confirm whether he was the pilot during the crash.
A spokesperson for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said sheriff’s deputies were never called to the scene after the incident.