First Posted: 11/6/2013
(AP) An American Eagle jet that landed safely at a Chicago airport rolled nose-first off the tarmac and onto a grassy area as the pilot tried to taxi to the terminal.
Authorities say no one was injured, but the aircraft’s 38 passengers and four crew members had to be bused to the terminal at O’Hare International Airport.
American spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says Flight 4332 from New Orleans “landed normally and safely,” but that the plane’s front-end nose gear rolled onto the grass as it began to taxi.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight says crews responded but that no one was injured or transported to hospitals.
The flight was operated by Republic Airlines. A Republic spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a call seeking information.
The plane is an Embraer E175.