A plane slid off the runway overnight at the Chicago Executive Airport in northwest suburban Wheeling.
No one was injured Wednesday night when a small jet slid off a runway at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling and crashed into a light pole.
The Learjet went off the end of Runway 30 about 11 p.m., pushing through a fence and damaging multiple lights, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said in an email.
Firefighters responded and found the plane leaking fuel, according to Prospect Heights Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen. The leak was stopped and there were no hospital transports, Oeltgen said.
The FAA hasn’t determined a cause of the crash, but it was raining in the Chicago area at the time.