Updated 1:15 p.m. ET — An American Eagle plane slid off the runway Thursday morning at O’Hare International Airport.
Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said American Eagle Flight 4069 departed for Tulsa reported mechanical problems after takeoff and turned back toward the airport.
The plane landed, Pride said, veered onto the grass, then onto the pavement.
The Chicago Fire Department confirmed no injuries were reported. American Eagle spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said 28 passengers and three crew members were taken to the terminal by buses and were being “re-accommodated.”
Fagan said the plane’s captain decided to return to O’Hare because of an indicator light in the cockpit.
“An emergency was declared, as per procedure,” Mary Frances Fagan said in a statement. “The aircraft landed on the runway at ORD at 8:38 a.m. and then veered off onto a cargo taxiway.”
American Airlines said Flight 4069 was scheduled to depart again at 11:08 a.m. to Tulsa.
The same aircraft made an emergency landing yesterday for a similar issue, according to NBC News’ Jay Blackman.
American Airlines told Blackman that the plane, which was scheduled to fly from O’Hare to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, was taken out of service and went through “rigorous testing” before it was put back into service.
Passengers on other flights at O’Hare told NBC Chicago the incident is a little disconcerting.
“It makes us a little nervous,” said passenger Jason Gulting on his way to Traverse City, “but we still have to go places.”
“It doesn’t bother me,” said passenger Roni Gray.
It’s not known if weather was a factor in the incident. Rain is expected to continue on and off throughout the day.
This is the second incident in as many days at O’Hare. On Wednesday, a 747 cargo jet clipped the tail of an American Eagle regional jet that was completing its arrival at a gate. No injuries were reported in the incident.
This story originally appeared on NBCChicago.
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