A single-engine plane landed on a busy street in suburban Palatine Thursday evening, according to police.
The incident was reported at approximately 6:11 p.m. on Quentin Road near Northwest Highway. Officers at the scene spoke with the pilot, who was the lone occupant of the aircraft, the Palatine Police Department said in a news release.
No injuries were reported at the scene.
One neighbor told NBC 5 he saw the plane flying above the tree tops before it landed a few blocks away.
"You just fear the worst," said resident Mike Stammer. "To see something come over your house that low, it's a little scary."
Another neighbor, Maureen Edgar, heard the impact of the plane, which came to a stop under power lines.
"We heard what sounded like a car crash... kind of rumbling around," Edgar said. "We came running around the front and saw the plane on the ground."
Neighbors told NBC 5 Thursday wasn't the first time a plane has landed in the area. About five years ago, a plane landed approximately a quarter mile up the road, said resident Paul Reader.
The southbound lanes of Quentin Road were closed between Northwest Highway and Colfax Avenue while police investigated the incident.
It remains unclear what caused the plane to go down.