3 Believed Dead After Illinois Plane Crash

PHOTO: Authorities respond to the scene of a plane crash in Palos Hills, Ill., Oct. 12, 2014.amandalessio413/Twitter
Authorities respond to the scene of a plane crash in Palos Hills, Ill., Oct. 12, 2014.

Three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into a suburban Chicago neighborhood Sunday, police told ABC News.

The crash happened at 10:40 local time in a residential area in Palos Hills, Ill., said James Boie, deputy chief of the Palos Hills Police Department.

The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, came down in a field next to a home and did not crash into any homes, authorities said.

The plane took off from Chicago Midway International Airport and was headed for Lawrence, Kansas, officials with the FAA’s Great Lakes region said in a statement.

FAA investigators are headed to the crash site, and National Transportation Safety Board officials were notified, authorities said.

Palos Hills is located southwest of Chicago.