Burning aircraft closes runway at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

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(CNN) — A runway at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago was closed Friday afternoon after an aircraft caught fire.

Video tweeted by a witness on the ground at the airport showed an airliner with a large tower of smoke rising from the right side of the plane.

The video also showed one of the emergency slides being deployed.

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A helicopter for CNN affiliate WGN shot live video of a plane sitting in the middle of a runway with a darkened right wing. About half a dozen emergency vehicles surrounded the commercial passenger jet.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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