ON-DEMAND: WGN-TV broadcast of 2014 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

Plane returns to O’Hare after smoked detected in cockpit

A plane returned to O’Hare Monday night after smoked was detected in the cockpit.

O’Hare plane returns after smoke

The smoke was detected not long after an ExpressJet on its way to Canada took off.

The plane turned back to O’Hare and one woman on board was taken to the hospital with shortness of breath.

ExpressJet said all 38 passengers deplaned safely and issued the following statement:

“ExpressJet flight 5828, operating as United Express from Chicago ORD to Ottawa, Canada, declared an emergency and returned to Chicago shortly after take-off due to smoke in the cabin and flight deck. All 38 passengers deplaned safely and are in the process of being re-accommodated. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 641 other followers