Spirit Airlines plane slides off taxiway at O’Hare Airport

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The bad weather was likely the cause of an incident involving a Spirit Airlines Jet at O’Hare Airport Saturday evening.

One passenger tells WGN the Las Vegas-bound flight was taxiing towards a runway when he heard a loud noise and plane lurched.   He was told one wheel slid off the taxiway.   He said the plane was full and passengers waited for about thirty minutes before they were told what happened.

Chicago Firefighters evacuated all passengers using a stairwell at the rear of the plane.   The passengers were taken to a shuttle bus and returned to the airport terminal.
No one was injured.

Spirit is working to rebook all of the passengers.


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