Snow in the Midwest leads to air travel woes in Chicago

Daniel Fowler
November 11, 2019

An American Airlines plane went skidding off a runway earlier in the day, terrifying passengers.

A viral video on social media shows a plane sliding sideways, stopping with its wing in a grassy area.

As of 1 p.m., more than 900 flights heading to or leaving O'Hare and Midway International Airport were canceled due to weather conditions.

The Chicago Fire Department confirmed no one was injured and that the situation is secured.

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American Air said no injuries were reported. Three crew members and all 38 passengers were safely removed from the aircraft, WGN reports.

More than 400 flights were canceled Monday morning at O'Hare due to the weather.

Temperatures in Chicago dropped into the 20s on Monday and the entire runway appeared to be covered in snow and ice.

Chicago is expected to experience up to six inches of snow in the next 24 hours as a Winter Weather Advisory is in place.

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