Tire drops from airplane en route to Chicago from UP

Police examine parts of an airplane wheel after it fell from a plane flying near several homes in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Chicago. No injuries were reported on the ground or among those aboard the plane, which the Chicago Aviation Department said caused sparks on a runway as it landed Thursday night without its gear left landing pad. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune via AP)Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune via AP

A plane en route to Chicago from the Upper Peninsula dropped an undercarriage in a neighborhood on Thursday, January 21, Chicago Tribune Reports.

A tire and other landing gear from a small plane plunged from the sky and landed between two houses in a Chicago neighborhood around 6:19 pm; no one was injured, the newspaper reports. The small tire – for an airplane – came from a single-engine Pilatus PC12.

The unbalanced plane set off considerable sparks when it landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, triggering an emergency response, according to the report. Ironwood’s Boutique Airlines charter flight has landed safely; the crew and passengers were not injured.


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