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Small plane lands on Lake Shore Drive, no injuries



CHICAGO (WLS) –

On Friday afternoon, a small plane landed on Lake Shore Drive.

Just after 3:30 pm, the plane landed on 3800 block of South Lake Shore Drive

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Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the single-engine aircraft pilot had turned to the authorities to shut down Report that he had an engine problem and quickly lost power and asked to take the plane onto Lake Shore Drive.

"If you need to land a place, Lake Shore Drive is better than on the road," said Langford.

LISTEN: Pilot Mayday call before landing on Lake Shore Drive

The plane traveled from Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Cleveland, the aviation authority said.

Chicago Fire Deputy Commissioner Bill Vogt said the plane flew under the 35th Street pedestrian bridge as it landed

Pilot could land in active traffic Without encountering a car or causing an accident, Vogt simply replied, "Carefully. "

There was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries reported. Both people on the plane refused medical treatment.

Langford said that at the time of landing, the aircraft was under 50 percent engine power and had no choice but to land.

"If the (worst) thing we have to do is say about today is that we held the traffic, it's a wonderful day," said 4th District Director Sophia King.

Shortly before 4:30 pm first responders maneuvered the plane on the road and then used a paramedic support plate to push it off the road and into the grass. The police are in scene and steers the traffic in the south, which gets by in a lane. The plane on the lawn is likely to open more lanes soon.

WATCH: Aircraft driven off the lakeshore

Carla Black drove north on Lake Shore Drive when the plane landed.

"Suddenly I see this yellow plane heading south," said Black. "I could see that it was getting deeper and it looked like it would crash or it would make an emergency landing, and what happened was that you had to find that it lost power and control because it was fighting

WATCH: Witness describes aircraft landing on Lake Shore Drive

With her daughter in the car, Black said she sped up to avoid the plane.

"My daughter said," Mom, why are you going so fast? "and I said," The plane will land and hit us. " Because it could be seen, it was so deep that we could see it in our rearview mirror, "she said.

Black was relieved to hear that no one was injured, on the plane or on the ground.

" Me "Oh god, God bless anyone who was in this accident because it does not look good", so I am very happy to know there was a positive outcome for everyone.

It was not immediately clear when there was a passenger on a two-seated plane.

The pilot talks to police and fire department officials at the scene.

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