Small plane lands on Chicago’s busy Lake Shore Drive


A small plane made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive, one of the main thoroughfares through downtown Chicago, temporarily halting traffic at the beginning of evening rush hour on the roadway hugging Lake Michigan.

Authorities say no vehicles were struck when the single-engine aircraft landed during the early stages of Friday’s evening rush hour.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the pilot reported the engine lost power and he had no choice but to land the aircraft on the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive. It wasn’t immediately known from where the aircraft took off or where it was headed.

Aerial views broadcast by local TV did not show any damage to the two-seat aircraft.
Langford said the pilot was not injured.


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