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Tag Archive | "O’Hare International Airport"

Dirty Little Secret About O’Hare International Airport’s Diagonal Runway Closures — Life or Death Safety

The families on Hillside Drive in Bensenville, IL have seen their quality of life profoundly impacted by runway changes at O’Hare Airport. Air traffic once thousands of feet away, is now only hundreds of feet above homes. The families didn’t move in next to a runway, the runway moved in next to them. There are […]

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Five New American Airlines Gates Planned for O’Hare

Five new American Airlines gates will be added to O’Hare International Airport as part of an agreement between the airline and the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announced Sunday. The mayor’s administration said the five new terminal gates will be built at O’Hare’s Terminal 3 and are slated to be ready or operation by 2018. The […]

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New O’Hare Runway Construction Set to Begin May 2016 in the North Airfield

An agreement between the City of Chicago, United Airlines and American Airlines was announced on Saturday that includes a new 11,245 foot runway on the north airfield. Construction is set to begin in May 2016 with the new runway opening in 2020. The city still needs to negotiate with airlines to add more gates and […]

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United Airlines Flight from Seattle Partially Skids Off Runway 27R/9L at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago firefighters responded about 7:42 AM Wednesday to a report of a passenger aircraft that skidded partially off of a runway at O’Hare International Airport, O’hare Runway 27R/9L. A United Airlines Boeing 737 (Flight 1977) landed into the wind on Runway 27R and skidded off the end of the runway on the 9L side of […]

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As O’Hare International Airport Moves To Parallel East-West Runways, Will Increased Crosswind Landings and Takeoffs Make Airport More Dangerous?

Crosswind landings at at Düsseldorf involving Boeing 777, Boeing 767, Boeing 757, and Airbus A330 O’Hare International Airport is scheduled to eliminate two of its once very popular diagonal runways 14L/32R and 14R/32L. Runway 14L/32R was closed Wednesday night. A large part of the reason for the elimination of the runways is to avoid intersecting […]

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O’Hare Noise Public Meetings Planned this Summer As 2 Bills Proposed to Keep Diagonal Runways Open to Alleviate Noise East and West

VIDEO mostly shows aircraft landing on new Runway 28C at O’Hare International Airport on approach over a residential neighborhood just north of Lawrence Avenue and west of River Road on Saturday March 14, 2015. With heavy and high volume air traffic arriving and departing on new and existing multiple parallel east/west runways, a large number […]

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“No One Survived” American Airlines Flight 191 Crash May 25, 1979 Near O’Hare

Some days you never forget. I was working at Northwest Community Hospital’s Emergency Room as an Emergency Medical Technician on May 25, 1979. My 7 am-3:30 pm shift was about to end, when the ER charge nurse assigned me to meet a patient at the driveway of the Emergency Room entrance. A woman drove her […]

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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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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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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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