Pilot's practice prompts false plane crash response

October 22, 2011 4:41:32 PM PDT
A pilot practicing over Lake Michigan prompted a commotion just off Navy Pier late Saturday afternoon.

The plane dropped to about 30 feet over the lake, which was so close, some people thought the plane crashed. They called the authorities, which led to a search.

When the pilot realized the commotion that resulted from his practice flight, he contacted the authorities to explain that he did not crash.