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Officials mark 40-year anniversary of military aircraft crash that killed 27 members in McHenry County

40 years ago today, an Illinois National Guard plane exploded mid-air and crashed in McHenry County, killing all 27 military personnel on board. A KC-135A Stratotanker, assigned to the 126th Air Refueling Wing (AREFW), departed from northern Michigan en route to O’Hare Airport on March 19, 1982. The aircraft was 40 miles northwest of O’Hare […]