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Jet Makes Emergency Landing At O'Hare

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 30, 2008 6:33PM

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 777 cargo plane bound for Narita International Airport in Japan made a safe emergency landing shortly after takeoff from O'Hare. An FAA spokeswoman said the plane experienced an engine malfunction and that it "may have ingested some birds" as it flew over the Mt. Prospect area. Per regulations for an emergency landing, the plane dumped its fuel over Lake Michigan (the fuel supposedly disintegrating before reaching the water) before returning to O'Hare and landing without further incident around 12:15 p.m. [Trib]