VIDEO: Plane skids off runway and chaos in US as Arctic blast grounds 1,000 flights

Embraer’s landing gear ‘collapses’ after icy landing at O’Hare International airport
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American Airlines flight on its side at O'Hare International airport after skidding from runway in icy conditions.
Steve Krasicky
American Airlines flight on its side at O'Hare International airport after skidding from runway in icy conditions.

Snow and ice is wreaking havoc at airports in America’s Midwest after more than 1,000 flights were cancelled and an American Airlines plane slid off the runway on landing.

Around 1,200 flights were cancelled as a body of cold air from the Artic brought record-breaking low temperatures to the US.

One plane landing at Chicago’s O'Hare International airport skidded off the tarmac “due to icy conditions”.

The American Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 was carrying 38 passengers and three crew during the incident but no injuries were reported.

All passengers were safely deplaned and returned to the terminal, a spokesperson told reporters.   

A video shared on social media shows the plane sliding from the runway before scraping its right wing tip on the ground.

According to a FAA spokesperson, the aircraft’s right main landing gear “collapsed” during the landing.

One woman can be heard saying: “I think we landed”, when the plane comes to a stop.

Freezing temperatures are expected to continue today as airlines in the US prepare for further disruption.

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