American Airlines plane skids off the icy runway at Chicago O’Hare as Arctic blast hits more than 60 million in the Midwest and grounds more than 800 flights – while states as far south as Tennessee brace for a record-breaking freeze

Monday, November 11, 2019
By Paul Martin

Video shows the moment an American Airlines plane skidding off runway at Chicago’s O’Hare airport Monday
In the footage, the plane’s wing is seen hitting the snow-covered ground and bringing the aircraft to a stop
Officials said there were no injuries reported and the 38 passengers and crew on board were taken to safety
Since the incident, more than 800 flights at both Chicago airports have been canceled amid the Arctic blast
Winter weather advisory was issued for Chicago and nearby areas, according to National Weather Service
Advisory is in effect until 2pm Monday, and forecasts show area is expecting between 3 to 6 inches of snow
The Arctic blast is expected to cause daily high temperatures to drop 30 degrees below average this week
Record lowest high is forecast for Rochester, New York, on Wednesday, where it’s expected to be 16 degrees
Cold blast is expected to hit New York City Tuesday with temperatures starting in 50s and dipping to mid-30s

11 November 2019

A terrifying video shows the moment an American Airlines plane skidded off a snowy runway at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago as the Arctic blast grounds more than 800 flights in the Midwest.

None of the 38 passengers and three crew members aboard the Envoy Air flight from Greensboro, North Carolina, were hurt when the plane slid off the runway at about 7.45am Monday morning amid the quick-moving storm system that is expected to affect at least 60 million people across the US.

In the video, flight 4125 is seen sliding off the runway shortly after the plane landed. The passenger who recorded the video is heard in the background saying ‘oh sh*t’ once he realized the plane was heading off the runway.

‘We’re sliding! We’re sliding!’ another passenger yells in the background shortly before the plane’s wing hit the ground, bringing the aircraft to a stop.

The city’s aviation department says 803 flights in and out of the airport have been canceled since the incident.

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