Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Incident occurred July 01, 2015 at Midway International Airport (KMDW), Chicago, Illinois



A military jet experiencing problems with one of its engines landed safely at Midway Airport on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The F-18 landed on Runway 4R around 12:35 p.m. after the pilot radioed air traffic controllers about the engine problem, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro.

The aircraft landed “without incident,’’ Molinaro said in an email.

Two people were aboard the jet, and neither was injured, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford, who said a still and box alarm and an EMS Plan I were called as a precaution.

The alarm and ambulance plan were called off at 12:36 p.m. after the F-18 made an emergency landing, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Chief Juan Hernandez.

“They’re designed to run on one engine if it has to,’’ Langford said.

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