No injuries as plane make emergency landing in Libertyville
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing Friday in a commercial district in Libertyville, officials said.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that engine failure forced the pilot to land the plane about 10:15 p.m. on Milwaukee Avenue near a Trader Joe’s store. No one was injured, according to fire officials.
“Looks like a textbook landing, given the circumstances,” Libertyville fire officials said Saturday in a Facebook post.
Libertyville is 48 miles (77 kilometers) north of Chicago.
The pilot steered clear of automobiles while landing on a wide stretch of the street. The plan had minor damage from apparently hitting a street sign.
The plan was towed to Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling.