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Chicago’s O’Hare airport runway closed due to aircraft on fire

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 16:31:10-04

A runway at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago was closed Friday afternoon due to a disabled aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a tweet.

Video tweeted by a witness on the ground at the airport showed an airliner with a large tower of smoke rising from the right side of the plane. The video also showed one of the emergency slides being deployed.

A helicopter for CNN affiliate WGN shot live video of a plane sitting in the middle of a runway with a darkened right wing. About half a dozen emergency vehicles surrounded the commercial passenger jet.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.