Sea Plane Mistaken for Aircraft Crash Into Lake Michigan Off of Navy Pier


Chicago police and firefighters were searching for a report about 4:20 p.m. Saturday of a possible downed aircraft in Lake Michigan near Navy Pier. The aircraft was reported to be a 2-door black or blue and white aircraft. At least one witness reported that the aircraft was flying, and when the witness turned around and looked back, the aircraft was no longer in the sky.

At about 4:55 p.m. an air surveillance unit reported no debris field visible.

The aircraft was later determined to be a sea plane that landed, executed a touch and go, or flew just above the surface of Lake Michigan water.

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