CHICAGO — A United Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport a bit before 12 noon, Chicago fire officials have reported.
According to WGN 9, no injuries were reported. According to flight manifests, there were 129 people aboard United Airlines flight No. 656 from Phoenix when it landed.
Chicago Fire Department officials said the incident was likely due to weather. It’s been snowing in Chicago since Friday night. Some northwest suburbs reported 8.5 inches of snow Saturday. More than 900 flights have been canceled at Chicago airports as of 12:48 p.m. Saturday.
“The Chicago Department of Aviation and our partners at the Chicago Fire Department responded immediately to an incident involving a plane that exited the runway at O’Hare International Airport,” Dept. of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said in a statement. “No injuries have been reported, and passengers have been deplaned safely. We are in the process of working with United Airlines and our city partners to recover the aircraft. – Read More
A @united flight from #Phoenix skidded off of an icy runway at @fly2ohare just before 12 p.m. on Saturday. The situation is “likely due to weather,” said one @CFDMedia official. There were 129 people on board, and no reported injuries. @WGNNews #chicagosnow pic.twitter.com/Hle8rRpb0x
— Mike Lowe (@MikeLoweReports) January 19, 2019
Stuck in the A.T.L. Supposed to go to ORD and back but…a plane slid off the runway ⛄️🌨❄️. Sitting in limbo in the crew lounge sipping a hot chocolate at the moment 😋#ohare #chicago #chicagosnow https://t.co/9TtXsOHM8T
— Krisztina✈️ (@krisztinarocco) January 19, 2019