Plane Blows Tires While Landing At O’Hare

CHICAGO (WBBM) – An American Eagle plane flying into O’Hare Airport Tuesday evening blew two tires on landing.

American Airlines says there were no injuries reported among the 50 passengers and 3 crew members and the plane originated from Buffalo, New York.

The pilot pulled the plane onto a taxiway, where the tires could be changed and the passengers were bussed to the terminals, according to American Airlines.

Plane tires, American says, are designed so they don’t completely deflate like a car tire might, so passengers would not have felt much.

The plane is an Embraer ERJ 145, which is a 50-seat jet.

  • Dolores Schmelzer

    Why does the picture with this article have United airplanes when the American Eagle plane had the flat tires?

    • Clive Moss

      Good question. Sloppy editing more likely than conspiracy :-)

    • Darlene

      The smaller plane in between the two United planes is the American Eagle.

  • John Higgins

    Because everyone loves to hate United for some reason. Also, there is a small American plane in the middle.

  • johnny chingas

    It was terrorists, it was illegal immigrants, it was republicans, it was obama!

  • Internet Man

    The large United plans symbolize big corporations that attempt to bully the little guy, here represented by American Eagle. The blown tires depict the resolve of a small business: that, even through adversity, they will persevere.

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