Pilot makes emergency landing on busy city road

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Pilot makes emergency landing on busy city road


The pilot of a light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on a busy road in Chicago on Sunday. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO

John Pedersen made the decision to land the single-engine plane in Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago after developing mechanical problems.

Pilot makes emergency landing on busy city road


Speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times, he said: "I thought the plane was going to break apart, so I just had to put it down."

Firefighters pushed the plane to a grassy area near the lakefront once the 51-year-old landed.

Pilot makes emergency landing on busy city road


According to the Associated Press, Pedersen, who has been a pilot for five years, said two cars hit the plane's left wing after he landed but drove off.

Chicago police said no-one was injured.

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