Monday 23 October 2017

Pilot forced to land on city's main roadway

Associated Press

The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing along Chicago's main roadway because of mechanical issues.

John Pederson was flying at around 6am yesterday when an elevator on his experimental plane broke, causing the aircraft to shake.

"I thought the plane was going to break apart," he said.

He landed in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive.

"There's always a risk. I always look for a place to land," said Mr Pederson, who's been a pilot for five years. Chicago police said no one was injured.

Mr Pederson said two cars hit the plane's left wing after he landed, but drove off.

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