Winter in America is a time when icy conditions see cars regularly sliding off roads and, as the passengers of this American Eagle jet found, aircraft are not immune.
American flight AA4125 was traveling from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Chicago O’Hare when it took an unplanned detour off the runway Monday.
The Embraer ERJ-145 operated by Envoy Air was braking normally when it skidded to the left and came to a stop with its landing gear and right wing tip on soft ground.
According to The Aviation Herald, the aircraft was substantially damaged but there were no injuries and the 38 passengers and three crew seemed to take the incident in their stride.
One passenger was heard to say: “I think we landed”.
This video was taken by passenger Joseph Lian.
BREAKING: @AmericanAir Flight AA4125 from @flyfrompti to @fly2ohare slides off runway in Chicago this morning. Passengers tell me everyone is OK, deplaned and on buses to terminal. Video: Joseph Lian from Greensboro. @ABC11_WTVD @ABC #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/rBwyqfVtiU
— Andrea Blanford (@AndreaABC11) November 11, 2019