American Airlines jet blows tire on takeoff at Chicago airport

CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) – An American Airlines jet blew a tire at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Friday, prompting the flight crew to abort takeoff, and passengers were evacuated from the plane via emergency chute, a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

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There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The incident involving American Airlines Flight 383, a Boeing B767 bound for Miami, occurred at about 2:30 p.m., FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said.

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No further details about the circumstances of the mishap were immediately available. The FAA said it was investigating the incident.

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