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AA 1544 off runway in ORD

densoo

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AA 1544 taxiway incident in ORD

says CBS in Denver.

http://cbs4denver.com/national/airplane.runway.accident.2.894703.html

Actually, seems to be a minor taxiway incident.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/jet-slips-off-taxiway-at-ohare.html

A plane taxiing to take off at O'Hare International Airport this evening hit an icy patch and slid sideways onto a grassy surface at the airport, airline and city officials said.

American Airlines Flight 1544 was scheduled to leave for Washington, D.C., and slid off the taxiway after departing the gate at 6:42 p.m.
Airline spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said the jet was not going very fast as it was trying to turn to get to the runway, and only the left main nose tire went off the pavement.
There were no injuries to the 54 passengers and crew of five aboard, said Fagan.
A city Department of Aviation representative confirmed there were no injuries, and said Chicago Fire Department and Police responded to the scene.
Passengers were removed and taken to the terminal by bus, where they would be placed aboard other flights, Fagan said.
Runway 22L was temporarily closed due to the incident, but flight operations were not impacted because other runways remained open, according to the Department of Aviation.

The cause of the incident has not been determined and is under investigation.

<<sorry about the alarmist title. tried to edit it after I saw the second story but bulletin board software won't allow>>
 
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This happened right in front of us. We didn't even know the 80 had slipped off until the tower asked us if we could tell if its tail impinged on the RWY 28 approach area. They then closed 28 to arrivals and sent a bunch of planes around. We switched from 22L to 28 and took off.
 

Uncle Bunkle

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This happened right in front of us. We didn't even know the 80 had slipped off until the tower asked us if we could tell if its tail impinged on the RWY 28 approach area. They then closed 28 to arrivals and sent a bunch of planes around. We switched from 22L to 28 and took off.
Very proud of ya.
 
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