United Airlines Flight 553, a 61 person flight, crashed into a residential area killing most of the passengers aboard Friday afternoon.

 

42 of the 55 passengers have been found within the debris of the crash. 16 others, including the 3 flight attendants, were admitted to Holy Cross Hospital with injuries.

 

One eyewitness stated that the plane continued to descend when it was supposed to be rising. The plane’s destination was Omaha, NE, but it crashed while approaching Chicago’s Second City Airport.

 

The National Transportation Safety Board in Washington immediately¬†dispatched an investigative team. Board Officials were already in Chicago discussing a recent commuter train crash and stated that they “will look into this thoroughly.”