By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– A plane slid off the runway overnight at the Chicago Executive Airport in northwest suburban Wheeling.

Fire crews were called before just midnight to be on standby for a plane in distress. When the plane landed, it slid off the runway and hit a fence, causing the wing to strike a pole. This caused aviation fuel to leak.

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There were two pilots and seven passengers on the plane. No one was injured.

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The cause of the incident is not known at this time, but heavy rain may have played a role.

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