A July 2011 plane crash claimed the life of a Darien man, and the lone passenger in his aircraft is now suing.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Victor Pantaleo, 68, of Darien, died Sunday when his single-engine plane crashed in Romeoville.
He was an athlete who loved to ski. A spirited entrepreneur and entertainer with the heart of an artist. And he was an aviator. A funeral Mass for Victor Pantaleo, 68, of Darien, has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 8404 S. Cass Ave. in Darien. A visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301 75th St. in Downers Grove. Pantaleo died after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed Sunday afternoon in Romeoville, near Lewis University Airport. The crash investigation is being handled by the National Transportation Safety Board. An NTSB field investigator did not immediately return calls from Patch. According to information posted on the agency's regional …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Single-engine Cessna went down Sunday in Romeoville, killing one man, injuring another.
UPDATED AT 2:55 P.M. The National Transportation Safety Board is overseeing an investigation into the Sunday crash of a Cessna 210 that killed a Darien man in Romeoville. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig referred questions regarding the crash to the NTSB on Monday, saying the agency is in charge of the investigation. An NTSB investigator dispatched to the scene Monday did not immediately return a call from Patch for more information. The single-engine plane, with two people on board, crashed just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the property of the St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center on Airport Road near Route 53. Pilot Victor Pantaleo, 68, of the 2000 block of Black Swan Court, Darien, was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m., …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Officials say the Cessna 210 aircraft had two people on board when it crashed. The plane was coming from Brookeridge Airpark in Downers Grove.
Victor Pantaleo, of Darien, was killed in a plane crash near Lewis University Airport Sunday afternoon, his family has confirmed. Another person was seriously injured, officials said. According to Roland Herwig, spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine 1976 Cessna 210 crashed sometime before 2:45 p.m. Two people were on board, he said, and both were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Herwig confirmed at 8 p.m. that one of the two had died. Herwig said the flight had originated at Brookeridge Airpark in Downers Grove, but the FAA still does not know where it was headed. "The FAA is on the scene and that will be part of our investigation," he said. Romeoville police confirmed Sunday afternoon that …