The plane slid off the runway at Chicago airport O & Hare, officials said


CHICAGO – A United Airlines plane slipped on the runway at Chicago O 'Hare Airport shortly before midday Saturday, Chicago firefighters said.

No injuries were reported. There were 129 people on board the United Airlines No. 656 from Phoenix when landing.

Chicago Fire Department officials said the incident was likely due to the weather. It's been snowing in Chicago since Friday night. Some northwestern suburbs reported 8.5 inches of snow on Saturday. More than 900 flights have been canceled at Chicago airport at 12:48 a.m. Saturday.

"The Chicago Aviation Department and our partners in the Chicago Fire Department immediately responded to an incident involving planes coming out of the runway at Hare International Airport," Flight Department spokesman Karen Pride said in a statement. "No injuries were reported, and passengers have been moved safely. We are in the process of working with United Airlines and our city partners to recover the aircraft. "



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