Small plane lands safely at O'Hare after losing tire over Jefferson Park home

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, January 22, 2021
Plane tire lands in Jefferson Park front yard
A tire from a small plane landed in a Jefferson Park front yard Thursday evening. The plane landed safely at O'Hare, officials said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A small plane flying from Michigan landed safely at O'Hare Airport after losing a tire midair, which landed in a yard on Chicago's Northwest Side.

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.

Chopper 7HD was over the scene as emergency vehicles responsed to a small plane landing at O'Hare after losing a tire while flying over the Northwest Side.

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.