Southwest Resumes Flights at Chicago Midway After Running Out of De-icing Fluid

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Passengers were evacuated from the plane using emergency slides, she said.

"Those developments, coupled with a more positive weather forecast for Chicago position us to safely operate our more than 250 departures out of Chicago Midway". The incident was first reported around 7:30 p.m. A few minor injuries were reported, but none requiring a hospital transport.

A departure board shows cancellation flights of Southwest Airlines at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago after a winter storm moving across the Great Lakes forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on February 11, 2018. As of Monday morning, glycol used for de-icing had been replenished, according to a statement from Southwest.

The flight was carrying 139 passengers and 5 crew members, airport officials tweeted.


The carrier had encountered a similar issue before Christmas, when it was forced to cancel approximately 90 flights as harsh weather conditions prevented its de-icing crews from servicing its planes.

In a statement, the airline said its employees in Orange County were "working diligently" to make accommodations for passengers. A Southwest Airlines plane was evacuated at John Wayne Airport on February 12 after a fire in the aircraft's auxiliary power unit, officials said, Los Angeles Times reports.

The airport said its operations were back to normal.

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