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One injured after Waukegan-bound plane makes emergency landing

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Daily Herald report

One person was injured Sunday morning after a small plane heading to Waukegan made an emergency landing in Kendall County, officials said.

The plane, a two-person propeller aircraft, was registered to a man in Mundelein, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. The man has had his commercial pilot certificate since 2009.

The plane took off from a small airport in the St. Louis area, but started experiencing engine trouble and landed in a field three miles northeast of Sandwich about 11 a.m., said FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro.

Two people were on board the single-engine Flight Design CTLS plane at the time of the emergency landing, Molinaro said. One person from the plane was later hospitalized with minor injuries, he said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, officials said.

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