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Two people killed as small plane crash lands in front of Illinois restaurant

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Two people died Saturday after their single-engine plane crash-landed next to a busy restaurant in central Illinois, officials said.

The plane crashed at about 12:30 p.m. on Route 116 in Hanna City, about 180 miles south of Chicago.

Peoria County officials said the man and woman on board, who have not yet been identified, were killed and autopsies will be conducted Monday, according to The Peoria Star Journal.

Two people were killed in a Central Illinois plane crash.
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The identities of the victims have yet to be released.
A man and a woman were the victims of the Hanna City crash.
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Two people were killed in the accident.
The plane crashed at about 12:30 p.m. on Route 116 in Hanna City.
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No one else was immediately reported as injured.
The plane hit multiple buildings before sputtering to the ground and coming to a stop.
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The plane hit multiple buildings before sputtering to the ground and coming to a stop on a roadway next to a restaurant packed with a Saturday lunch crowd, the newspaper reported. No one else was immediately reported as injured.

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The National Transportation Safety Board said that it was investigating the crash of the Mooney M20K plane.

The plane crashed next to a busy restaurant during the lunch rush.
There is an ongoing investigation into the crash of the Mooney M20K plane.
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