SANDWICH, Ill. (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says two people flying in a 1946-era airplane have died in a crash in north central Illinois.

FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says the single-engine aircraft went down in a corn field near the city of Sandwich on Saturday afternoon. She says both people aboard were killed.

The DeKalb County coroner’s office identified the dead as 53-year-old Randall Hougham, who was flying the plane, and 22-year-old passenger Lauren Hamilton, both of Sandwich.

They were pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner’s office says the crash happened just north of the Sandwich Airport.

The FAA is participating in an investigation led by the National Transportation Safety Board.


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