Chicago police were called by a Jefferson Park resident who found the airplane tire in the yard of his home, and believed it had bounced off the house before landing. No one was injured where the tire landed either, officials said.
Chicago aviation officials said O'Hare was notified shortly after 6:15 p.m. that a plane landing on Runway 28Center was causing a lot of sparks from the left side. When emergency crews responded, they found the left landing gear was missing.
Two crew and five passengers were on the plane and no injuries were reported, aviation officials said.
The plane is registered to Boutique Air and was flying from Ironwood, Mich. A manager at Boutique Air confirmed the plane landed safely at O'Hare.
It was not immediately clear how the tire became detached. An investigation by the FAA with CDA and CPD is ongoing.