YORKVILLE – A Tampico man made an emergency landing this week in a soybean field in a Chicago suburb.
Nelson Hostetler, 43, said he was flying from Romeoville to Aurora with a friend when his small plane ran out of gas about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to police, Hostetler landed in a field on Yorkville’s North Cannonball Drive.
Hostetler said he and his passenger were not hurt.
“I thought I had plenty of gas. I should have known,” he said. The landing “didn’t damage a thing.”
The plane flipped over when a front wheel got caught as it was landing, police said.