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CHICAGO — A potentially dangerous situation at O’Hare Airport Monday was thwarted by quick-thinking ramp workers.

Dr. Kevin Klauer captured video of a catering cart that had no driver and was literally spinning out of control near an American Airlines airplane.

Klauer told WGN News a case of water fell off the seat of the cart and landed on the gas pedal.


A third worker begins to operate a nearby motorized vehicle and plows into the out-of-control cart to stop it.

No serious injuries were reported and the cart was stopped before it appeared to damage the nearby plane.

American Airlines released a statement Monday night saying:

American Airlines is investigating an incident involving a catering truck this afternoon at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Preliminary reports indicate that the accelerator became stuck and caused the catering cart to lose control. No American Airlines team members were injured and the incident resulted in one 10 minute flight delay. We appreciate the quick action of our team member who stopped the vehicle. Safety is our top priority and we are working with our partners to investigate the incident.