It was a little exciting this morning.
It seems a “radio listener” heard a pilot call for help; that his plane was going down and hehad to make an emergency water landing late Tuesday night.
That’s all it took for the Coast Guard to prompt an emergency “search & rescue” mission that covered Wolf Lake, the Calumet River and Lake Michigan that started from Rainbow Beach in Chicago, IL to Gary, IN near the Hammond-Gary Harbor.
The search was called off at 8:45 this morning.
These reports of a downed plane came from a fisherman who was listening to a CB radio at around 10pm Tuesday night (5/29). He was fishing from the back of his truck on Wolf Lake when he heard a pilot report that he needed help and that his single engine plane was going down and he had to make a water landing near Lake Calumet.
However, a spokesperson for the FAA said the agency hasn’t received any reports of a downed plane – but that was only since 7am this morning.
*So what about from 10pm, Tuesday night to 6:59am Wednesday morning? Was there anybody else listening before somebody clocked in and turned on the radio at 7am at the FAA?
“At this time, we have no reports of any missing or overdue planes nor any communications from planes in distress,” said FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory in a statement.RESOURCE: My Fox Chicago, WJOBam Radio
Remember, they’re not a toy.