Officials say the plane slips off the runway from Chicago O & # 39; Hare Airport

CHICAGO - A United Airlines aircraft slid off the runway at Chicago's O & # 39; Hare International Airport just before noon on Saturday, the Chicago firefighters said.

No injuries were reported. On board United Airlines Flight No. 656, there were 129 passengers from Phoenix.

Chicago Fire Department officials said the incident was probably due to weather conditions. Since Friday evening it is snowing in Chicago. In some northwestern suburbs, 8.5 inches of snow was reported on Saturday. Chicago Airport canceled more than 900 flights at 12:48. Saturday.

"The Chicago Department of Aviation and our partners from the Chicago Fire Department responded immediately to an incident in which an aircraft had left the runway at O ​​& Hare International Airport," aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said in a statement. "No injuries were reported and the passengers were safely crashed. We are currently working with United Airlines and our city partners on the return of the aircraft. "