Pilot dies in small plane crash in Ford Heights

A 70-year-old Frankfort man died after crashing the plane he was piloting Tuesday evening in the south suburbs.

He crashed about 5:15 p.m. near Illinois 394 and Lincoln Highway in Ford Heights, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

The plane came to a rest in a wooded area, from where he was airlifted to a hospital and later pronounced dead, state police said.

The cause of the crash remains undetermined. State police said he was piloting a single-engine 2018 Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III.

He was identified as Lawrence Jagmin, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His autopsy results have not been released.