United jet skids off snowy Chicago runway

A United Airlines jet slid off a snowy runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Friday, but officials at the airline said nobody was hurt.

United flight 734 had just arrived from San Francisco when it skidded off-course. Passengers snapped photos from inside the plane.

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Emergency crews helped get everyone inside the terminal using busses and portable stairs. “Everyone is fine and calm,” passenger Don Dodge said.

Another United flight slid off the same runway in December after it missed a turn, according to WBBM. The airline reportedly said that jet stopped in an overrun area, but stayed on the pavement.

Airlines canceled nearly 200 flights in and out of O’Hare Friday, a fraction of the total flights canceled nationwide: more than 3,200.

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