Visitation held for father, daughter killed in plane crash

BURLINGTON -- A visitation was held Sunday, November 25th in Antioch, Illinois for a teenage girl and her father who were killed in a plane crash in Racine County.

50-year-old Todd Parfitt and his daughter, 14-year-old Nicole Parfitt were killed when their 1972  Grumman AA -1B plane crashed around 1:30 p.m. while trying to land at the Burlington Municipal Airport.

The crash occurred in a farm field east of Highway DD and south of Spring Prairie Road on the Walworth County/Racine County line.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating and analyzing this crash. Jason Aguilera with the agency says the airport does not have a control tower, and there was no indication the plane was in distress.

"We'll go through all the pilot's credentials and make sure his flight training was correct -- that his experience was correct. We'll go through all the engine logs to see if there's any kind of maintenance that might have contributed to the accident and then we'll just go through and do a cursory review and see if weather played a factor at all," Aguilera said.

An hour before the plane went down, Nicole Parfitt tweeted the message: "Day with Dad" followed by a heart symbol. 

The cause of the crash has not yet been released.

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