Plane makes emergency landing on suburban road

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A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy four-lane road in suburban Chicago, injuring a pilot and passenger.

A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy four-lane road in suburban Chicago, injuring a pilot and passenger. Bolingbrook police spokesman Ken Teppel says both were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Teppel says the single-propeller plane took off from Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport, then started having engine trouble. He says the pilot tried to circle back, but the engine cut out and he headed instead for Weber Road. The area’s a major Bolingbrook shopping district, and Teppel says it’s lucky no one on the plane or on the ground suffered serious injuries. The plane came to rest in grass alongside the road. It’s mostly intact, except for missing landing gear and a damaged wing tip.  AP ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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