CHICAGO (CBS) — A small plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in a field near the Aurora Municipal Airport.
Aurora police said a Remox GX two-seat single-engine training airplane began experiencing a mechanical problem shortly after taking off from the airport around 7:15 a.m.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
The pilot declared an emergency, and turned back to the airport, but was forced to make a soft emergency landing in a nearby bean field before reaching the runway.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
Police said the instructor and the student on the plane were able to walk away without injuries.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
The plane had minimal damage and was taxied back to the hangar.