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American Airlines flight slides off runway amid scary Chicago weather

A plane slid off the runway on Monday morning at Chicago O’Hare International Airport amid hazardous weather conditions. No passengers were injured during the scare.

“After landing, American Eagle flight 4125, operated by Envoy Air, slid off the runway due to icy conditions at Chicago O’Hare,” American Airlines spokeswoman Sarah Jantz told USA TODAY in a statement. “No injuries were reported. All 38 passengers and three crew members were deplaned from the aircraft and are now safely back in the terminal.”

Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Tony Molinaro confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY that “the aircraft’s right main landing gear collapsed. 

An FAA investigation into the incident is underway, Molinaro added. 

Twitter users circulated footage of the incident, which shows the plane skidding into the  median and its right wing tip scraping the snow-covered ground. Once it came to a stop, a woman can be heard saying, “I think we landed!” 




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