Aero Commander Crashes into Chicago House

An Aero Commander 500 missed an elderly couple by inches when it crashed into their Chicago home minutes after taking off from Chicago Midway Airport early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The pilot of the twin-engine cargo plane, the only person on board, was found dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 2:42 a.m. The FAA said the Aero Commander took off at about 2:30 and shortly after the pilot radioed he was having engine trouble.

The airplane crashed through the bedroom of the couple within about eight inches of where they were sleeping, according to local media reports. They were shaken but unharmed, the reports said.

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