A pilot was killed after a two-seater monoplane crashed at Galt Airport near Wonder Lake Friday evening, authorities said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Wonder Lake Fire Protection District and Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded around 5:15 p.m. Friday to Galt Airport, 5112 Greenwood Road in unincorporated Wonder Lake.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call for a single airplane crash near the airport.
The crash involved a model EA-300LC plane.
Firefighters at the scene reported the plane was a quarter-mile east of the runway up against a tree.
The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
Firefighters and paramedics initially requested a LifeNet medical helicopter to the scene but later canceled it.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they contacted the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the investigation.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office was notified and requested to the scene. An autopsy is in the process of being scheduled.
The pilot’s identity is being withheld pending notification to family members and the autopsy.
The FAA and NTSB did not immediately have further information to provide on the incident.
The sheriff’s office said more information regarding the crash would be available Saturday.