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Tag Archive | "O’Hare International Airport"

Near Hit at O’Hare: United Express Pilot Was Inappropriately on Runway When Another Aircraft Had Takeoff Clearance

The FAA is investigating an incident at O’Hare International Airport involving an American Eagle airliner and a United Express jet Tuesday night, February 17, 2015. An American Eagle pilot was cleared for take off Tuesday night, when he was required to take quick action to avoid hitting the United Express jet that steered onto the […]

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Bolingbrook Teen Mohammed Hamzah Khan Arrested at O’Hare; Suspected of Attempt to Join ISIS

Bolingbrook teen accused of trying to join ISIS. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, age 19-year-old and a U.S. citizen from Bolingbrook, Illinois, appeared in court Monday, October 6, 2014 to face charges for allegedly attempting to provide material support for a terrorist organization. Federal authorities said Khan was arrested Saturday at Chicago’s O’Hare airport by members of […]

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Posted in Terrorism

Flight Cancellations and Flight Delays at O’Hare and Midway from Incident at Chicago Center ARTCC

UPDATE: The incident at ATRCC “Chicago Center” involved a contractor with knowledge of the building and radar system who allegedly cut every radar feed to FAA traffic controllers before setting gas-soaked rags on fire near sensitive equipment, which also damaged communications equipment. He also attempted suicide by slitting wrists. The alleged suspect was transported to […]

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Video of Train Derailment at CTA Blue Line Stop at O’Hare International Airport

Video of Blue Line train derailment at Chicago O’Hare stop. Recently released video is apparently the surveillance video of the crash of the CTA Blue Line train that plowed through the bumper at the end of the track and up the escalator to the terminals at O’Hare International Airport. Fortunately, no people were on the […]

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Posted in Crash Video

O’Hare Official Temperature Hits 90 Degree for 46th Time This Year; 47 Is Record Set in 1988

The official air temperature at O’Hare International Airport hit 90°F or greater for the 46th time in 2012. The temperature was reported at 90.0°F at the 1:51 pm. CDT reporting time. The remaining afternoon hourly temperatures were in the 80’s. NOAA Storm Prediction Center has forecast an increased tornado risk in northwest Illinois, most of […]

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American Eagle Commuter Plane Returns to O’Hare, Skids Off Runway to Paved Area

No injuries are reported after American Eagle Flight 4069 took off for Tulsa, but returned after the pilot reported problems with the landing gear about 8:30 a.m. The aircraft — an Embraer ERJ-145 twin jet — landed, but skidded off the runway. There are no reports of any injuries. Passengers exited and were bused back […]

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International Cargo Center at O’Hare to Rise from Northeast Side Former Military Land

Singapore Air Cargo Boeing 747 passes over Arlington Heights. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday unveiled a $200 million International Cargo Project that he claims will create 1,200 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent on-site cargo jobs and another 10,000 regional jobs over the course of a decade-long development. The cargo center could boost the Chicago economy […]

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Posted in Air Travel, Biz

O’Hare Named “Best Airport in North America” by Global Traveler Magazine 12th Straight Year

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), which operates O’Hare and Midway International Airports, accepted the “Best Airport in North America” award for O’Hare International Airport from Global Traveler, a business travel and lifestyle magazine for international business travelers. It is the 12th straight year that O’Hare has been named “Best Airport in North America” by […]

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Small Explosion of Battery United Terminal 1 Concourse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

UPDATE: A battery shipped in a bag is the cause of an explosion at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Chicago Fire Department responded about 11:55 a.m. (time not confirmed) to a report of a small explosion at United Airlines Terminal 1, Concourse C. The small explosion was apparently near a baggage handling area — away from […]

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Posted in FIREBLOG C

Mount Prospect Police Check on Report of Green Laser Light Pointed at O’Hare Aircraft

Mount Prospect police received a report about 7:49 p.m. Sunday from O’Hare International Airport police that someone was shining a green laser light toward aircraft about 3.5 miles north of the airport near a large white water tower. Police were dispatched to check the area of Maple and Busse and possibly other areas to check for suspicious activity […]

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No Airplane Crash at O’Hare During Day Saturday; There Was a Disaster Drill

Chicago firefighters and some suburban firefighters participated in a drill during the day on Saturday at O’Hare International Airport. Elk Grove Village Fire Department participated in the drill, and about 100 volunteers acted as victims in the disaster drill, which included a scenario of a fire aboard and aircraft. More than 20 federal, local and […]

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Posted in Air Travel, Preparedness

Air Traffic Controller Errors at O’Hare Have Risen Recently, But Changes in Error Reporting Requirements May Be a Factor

Errors committed by the air traffic controllers at O’Hare International Airport showed an increase from six in a next-to-last year period compared to 17 in the most recent one-year period (five errors in 2009 compared to 12 in 2010). Most errors are related to failure to keep planes a proper distance separated. Errors are under […]

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