Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:06 AM Sunday to a report of an aircraft that landed on Lake Shore Drive near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Jackson Drive Chicago, IL. Chicago Fire Department reports the plane had tail control issues when the pilot decided he needed to make an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive. The landing was just northwest of Buckingham Fountain. Firefighters staged fire equipment at Jackson Boulevard and Columbus Drive.
Looking North: Photo on ABC 7 Chicago Facebook page showing aircraft when the Rans S-6ES Coyote II was still in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive.
The pilot received a minor injury.
The aircraft is available in kit form for amateur construction or as a completed light-sport aircraft.
The N-Number on the tail is N24145, and according to the FAA has registration pending (“This aircraft’s registration status may not be suitable for operation”). The aircraft is a kit model Rans S-6ES Coyote II. The last known airworthiness date was September 2, 2003. The owner name state registration pending with a location out of 830 East Washington Boulevard, Lombard, Illinois. According to the FAA the applicant is John H. Pedersen.
The aircraft has a tricycle landing gear, as opposed to a traditional landing gear. The aircraft is a single engine, high wing, fixed wing aircraft.
Map of area of emergency landing of aircraft on Lake Shore Drive at Jackson Drive …
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