Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:45 AM Saturday January 19, 2019 to a report of an aircraft that slid off 41.970770, -87.879014 (Runway 4R O’hare International Airport Chicago, Il). Police, airport personnel and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a United Airlines Boeing 737 slid off Runway 4R at the northeast end of the runway.
A Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief reported at 12:04 p.m. that there are no injuries, and that fire companies from Squad 7, Portable Stairway Unite 6-3-5 and Engine 10 helping passenger deplane. The aircraft is on the snow-covered grass at the airfield.
Chicago Fire Department report they transferred 123 passengers off of the aircraft and back at the terminal by 12:33 p.m. The six flight crew members remained on the aircraft where they were being debriefed after the incident.
The United Airlines flight was Flight #656 from Phoenix.
As of early Saturday afternoon, more than 900 flights were canceled at Chicago area airports.
Video from Facebook.com/studiohotrods with Harry Nicodem and Phil, showing the inside of the aircraft and de-planing on Chicago Fire Department portable stairs after Boeing 737 slid off the runway. Studio Hot Rods is based in Richmond, Illinois.
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