Watch: Scary plane landing in Chicago goes viral
Passengers onboard American Airlines flight recounted terrifying landing as the plane skid off the snowy runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
In a video posted by ABC11 reporter, Andrea Blanford, shows the moment the plane from North Carolina skid off the snow covered runway into a grassy field, reported Business Insider. The viral video was filmed by a passenger named, Joseph Lian, in which worried passengers can be heard saying ‘we’re sliding’ and ‘I think we landed’.
While in a video in Global News, another passenger, Shaun Steele, said, “I think everybody was just holding their breath because we didn’t know what was coming. A lot of people were bracing for it, grabbing the seats in front of us.”
The airline confirmed that the early morning American Eagle flight 4125, operated by Envoy Air, “slid off the runway due to icy conditions at Chicago O’Hare”.
At the time of the incident, there was light snow with less than 2kms of visibility, winds of about 48kms an hour and a temperature of -5C. The weather condition caused numerous flight cancellations at O’Hare Global News quoted CNN reports.