Jet Turns Off Runway, Gets Stuck in Snow With PM-Storm Rdp, Bjt
CHICAGO (AP) _ A United Airlines DC-10 carrying 177 passengers slid off a runway and got stuck in a snowbank after landing at O’Hare International Airport, officials said. No one was injured.
The passengers had to be taken by bus to the terminal, which took 90 minutes.
Flight 151 from Newark, N.J., became stuck about 10:45 p.m. Friday as the pilot turned the plane from a runway onto a taxiway, said Tom McDonald, United operations manager.
The jet was traveling ″just a few miles an hour″ when its front wheel slid into the snowbank, McDonald said. The right main landing gear also became mired, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mort Edelstein.
McDonald said slight snow cover on the taxiway may have obscured the pilot’s view, but the airline will investigate.
McDonald said a tow truck would return the aircraft to the terminal.
The stranded jet did not disrupt traffic at the airport because other runways remained open, Edelstein said.