Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Icy Grayslake

No one was injured when a small airplane landed on the ice of Grayslake early Tuesday evening.

The single-engine plane began experiencing engine problems and was attempting to land at nearby Campbell Airport when the pilot apparently determined it would not make it to the airport, according to Grayslake Fire Capt. Peter Nowak.

The aircraft landed about 4:30 p.m. on the ice near Route 120 and Lake Street. There were two people aboard, the pilot and one passenger.

"The ice is pretty solid," Nowak said.

Neither person suffered any injuries and the plane sustained no damage, Nowak said.

Emergency crews are no longer on the scene but the pilot is waiting for a mechanic to determine if the plane can be flown off the ice.

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