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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

No one hurt when jet scheduled to pick up donor organ slides off runway in Wheeling

Chicago Tribune | Robert McCoppin

A small twin-engine jet that had arrived in the area to pick up a donor organ slid off a runway at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling early Tuesday morning, but no injuries were reported, officials said.

The Falcon plane, which had taken off from Detroit, slid into crushable material at the end of the runway at about 4:30 a.m., according Federal Aviation Administration and airport officials. The FAA was investigating.

No injuries were reported, according to the Prospect Heights Fire Department.

The cargo plane was empty and had arrived to pick up a donor organ, airport spokesman Rob Mark said. Continue reading VIDEO.


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