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.

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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.

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Police said the instructor and the student on the plane were able to walk away without injuries.

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The plane had minimal damage and was taxied back to the hangar.