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Plane Slides Off Runway, Hits Fence At Chicago Executive Airport In Wheeling

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.

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

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

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