Updated 12/30/15 – 4:21 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A United Airlines flight from Seattle skidded off a runway at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday.READ MORE: City To Update On Shoreline Funding For Lakefront Erosion
Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Aviation Department and FAA officials confirmed United Flight 1977 from Seattle slid off the end of Runway 27R into an overrun area after missing a turn to begin taxiing to the terminal. The airline said the plane never left the pavement, and stopped within an overrun area.
Here is the position of the plane’s reported position, in an image provided by the website, flightrader24.com. (Click on images to enlarge.)
No injuries were reported. Snow was falling at the time of the accident, and passengers said it felt similar to a car sliding on an icy road when the plane skidded off the runway.
The Fire Department said there was no damage to the plane, a Boeing 737-900.
Some passengers said they didn’t even notice anything was wrong until the pilot told them the plane had slipped off the end of the runway.
“We really didn’t know anything until the thrusters went in reverse, and then all the snow was blowing all over. It was really a very smooth landing,” Ken Sajeske said.