Experimental Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Snowy Illinois Field

Officials said the plane was smoking and oil was leaking following the emergency landing, but no fire was reported

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014  |  Updated 3:30 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

Photos and Videos

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

Authorities said a small plane made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive Sunday. Susan Carlson reports.
More Photos and Videos

An experimental plane was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday in a snowy field roughly 50 miles south of Chicago after the plane's engine failed.

According to the Kankakee County Sheriff's office, the plane landed in the southeast corner of a field at 4150 West Avenue in Bourbonnais late Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said the plane was smoking and oil was leaking following the emergency landing, but no fire was reported.

One person inside the plane refused treatment, according to authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been advised, officials said.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out