Tire falls from small plane into Chicago neighborhood

A tire fell from a small plane near homes in a Chicago neighborhood before the plane landed safely at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO — A tire fell from a small plane near homes in a Chicago neighborhood before the plane landed safely at O’Hare International Airport.

No injuries were reported on the ground or among those on the plane, which sent up sparks on a runway as it landed Thursday evening without its left side landing gear, the Chicago Department of Aviation said.

Rose Bock said she heard a big boom in her Jefferson Park neighborhood about seven miles (11 kilometers) from the airport before the wheel was found in a neighbor’s yard.

“I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know if it was in my house, I checked the basement, everything,” Bock said. “I really didn’t look outside.”

Shonah Grant said she and her husband spotted the plane’s tire near their front porch when they returned from a walk. Grant said her children at home heard a bang as the wheel fell between the houses.

“It is a little freaky because where we live, we’re right in a flight path to O’Hare. We have massive planes that fly over,” Grant said. “Thank God it was a small plane, but it’s really surreal.”

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