Chicago cargo crash kills two

A SMALL cargo aircraft has crashed near Chicago killing both pilot and co-pilot.The Royal Air Charter Learjet 35, built in 1977, left Oakland County International Airport in Michigan on Tuesday 5 January. However, it crashed shortly afterwards into the Des Plaines River near the Chicago Executive Airport, where it was coming into its final approach.The pilots’ names haven’t been released by authorities and Royal Air is apparently closed until further notice.Royal Air Freight of Waterford, Michigan has a fleet of 20 small jets.

Share this story
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Related topics

Latest news

DB Schenker outlines a challenging year ahead for airfreight

By Damian Brett

DB Schenker’s head of airfreight in the Americas is expecting another challenging year for the industry with flat airfreight rates,…

Read More

GEODIS beats its own peak season shipping record

By Rachelle Harry

Despite a tough trade outlook, GEODIS shipped 23m units to the US between Thanksgiving (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December…

Read More

Air New Zealand wins Delloite’s Sustainable Business Leadership award

By Rachelle Harry

Air New Zealand has been awarded the Sustainable Business Leadership award at Delloite’s Top 200 awards ceremony. The award recognises…

Read More