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2 dead after plane crashes near Illinois house

  • Small plane crashes in Chicago-area suburb, killing 2 men onboard
  • Plane went down near residence; people inside home were not injured
  • Plane was headed to Colorado
  • Aurora (Illinois)
  • Denver
  • Chicago

(CNN) -- A small plane crashed near a residence in Illinois on Saturday, killing two men onboard, authorities said.

The plane took off from Aurora Municipal Airport and crashed in nearby Sugar Grove, about 50 miles west of Chicago, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Department.

The plane struck the ground and broke into pieces, some of which struck the garage of the residence, the Sheriff's Department said.

None of the four people at the residence were injured, authorities said.

The twin-engine Piper Aerostar was en route to a small airport near Denver, Colorado.

The names of the men killed have not yet been released. The cause of the crash is not known.

CNN's Nick Valencia contributed to this report.