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Chicago Flight Lands Off Runway In Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Plane  A flight from O’Hare International Airport went past the runway while landing at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole on December 29th, 2010. (Credit: Brent Atkins/CBS)

Jackson Hole Plane A flight from O’Hare International Airport went past the runway while landing at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole on December 29th, 2010. (Credit: Brent Atkins/CBS)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) — An American Airlines jet went past the end of a snowy runway while landing at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Airport, but no one was injured and the plane was not damaged.


Airline spokesman Ed Martelle said Flight 2253 from Chicago “had a long rollout” when it landed a few minutes before noon Wednesday. He said the plane came to rest on a hard surface and did not go off into grass or brush.

There were 175 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board the Boeing 757.

Jackson Hole Airport director Ray Bishop says there were no injuries and no damage to the airplane. He said the plane ended up in deep snow 658 feet past the end of the runway.

The airport’s single runway was closed while the plane was being moved.