A Local News Crew Reported on a Plane Crash in the Middle of Chicago... That Turned Out to Be a Set for the TV Show "Chicago Fire"

Chicago's WGN news team made a pretty glaring mistake Friday morning, when they reported that a small plane had CRASHED in the middle of the city.

They showed footage of the wreckage and speculated about what happened for a few minutes . . . until someone in the control room finally told them a plane HADN'T really crashed.  It was just a set for the NBC series "Chicago Fire".

(--Gawker.com has the video.  Search for "Chicago News Station TV Show Plane Crash."  They find out it's a TV set around 1:28.)