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Andersonville resident who died in plane crash remembered as man who "loved life"

Our thoughts go out to the family of William “Bill” Borgstrom, who died Monday morning when a small plane he was piloting crashed at an airport in Schaumburg.

From the Chicago Tribune:
William Borgstrom was the “fun uncle” who would dazzle his nephews and nieces with kooky science experiments created in the basement of the family’s Andersonville home.

“He always had this desire to see ‘what would this do?'” said one nephew, Michael Borgstrom, who laughed as he recalled one experiment in which Uncle Bill created electrical sparks with a battery that left Michael and his cousins amazed but filled the basement with fumes.

Borgstrom died Monday after the vintage two-seater plane he was piloting crashed at an airport in Schaumburg.

Borgstrom had taken off just after 3:30 p.m. and was briefly airborne before nose-diving into a grassy area east of the runway, Schaumburg police said.
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