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No injuries as plane aborts takeoff at Chicago airport

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No injuries as plane aborts takeoff at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) – Southwest Airlines says no one was injured after one of its planes aborted a takeoff at Midway International Airport in Chicago due to a mechanical issue. Airline spokesperson Emily Samuels says that emergency responders met the plane Wednesday night and that the 143 passengers exited via air stairs and returned to the […]

No injuries as plane aborts takeoff at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) – Southwest Airlines says no one was injured after one of its planes aborted a takeoff at Midway International Airport in Chicago due to a mechanical issue.

Airline spokesperson Emily Samuels says that emergency responders met the plane Wednesday night and that the 143 passengers exited via air stairs and returned to the terminal.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Cmdr. Frank Velez tells the Chicago Tribune one of the plane’s engines caught fire but the airplane has since been secured.

Samuels says that the company is awaiting reports on the incident and that she doesn’t immediately have further details about what happened. She says the plane will be inspected.

The plane was headed to Logan International Airport in Boston. Samuels says a new plane will take the passengers to Boston tonight.

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