In this July 27, 2018, photo provided by Chicago Fire Department, a small plane that made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive, temporarily halting traffic at the beginning of evening rush hour, rests on the road in Chicago. Authorities say no vehicles were struck when the single-engine aircraft landed during the early stages of Friday evening's rush hour and the pilot wasn't injured. (Chicago Fire Department via AP)

Small plane lands on Chicago's busy Lake Shore Drive

July 27, 2018 - 7:59 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — A small plane carrying a pilot and one passenger made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive, halting southbound traffic on a major Chicago thoroughfare hugging Lake Michigan.

Authorities say no vehicles were struck when the single-engine aircraft landed during the early stages of Friday's evening rush hour.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the pilot reported the engine lost power, forcing him to land the aircraft on the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive. The unidentified pilot flew the aircraft under a pedestrian bridge before landing south of the McCormick Place convention center. No one was injured.

A city official said the Ercoupe 415-D was headed to Ohio after taking part in an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Police and fire personnel pushed the plane onto the parkway more than an hour after it landed, reopening three of four southbound lanes to traffic backed up for miles.

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This version of the story corrects the name of the airshow to Oshkosh from Kenosha.

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