A blast of winter weather may have contributed to an incident
Friday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, as a
FedEx plane departed the runway and got stuck in the mud.
The aircraft -- believed to be an Airbus A300 (file photo of
type, above) -- got its nosegear and left maingear stuck off the
only runway open at O'Hare at the time. The Associated Press
reports crews were still working hours later to tow the plane to
the cargo ramp.
A fierce winter storm has placed a virtual stranglehold on
Midwest airports for the past two days. On Thursday, United
Airlines canceled 385 flights at O'Hare ahead of the storm, to give
passengers time to change their travel plans. American Airlines
followed suit, and canceled all of its inbound and outbound flights
The Chicago area may get as much as a foot of snow Friday as the