A grounded plane and a shuttle collide at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, injuring at least two people, officials say.

Kevin Mitchell

Damage to a plane’s nose was noted Friday evening after the plane collided with a shuttle bus while the plane was taxiing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.


A grounded plane collided with a shuttle bus at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Friday evening, injuring at least two people, the city’s fire department said.

Air Wisconsin Flight 6209 was taxiing for departure when the collision occurred, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Six American Airlines employees on the bus were taken to a hospital to be evaluated, and no injuries were reported on the plane, American Airlines said in an email.

Details on the two injuries reported by the Chicago Fire Department were not immediately available.

Air Wisconsin is a regional airline that provides flight services for American Airlines operating under the name American Eagle, according to the airline’s website.

The plane, which was supposed to go to Dayton, Ohio, was taken out of service and passengers boarded another plane to continue to Dayton, American Airlines said.

The collision happened “as we were moving forward,” Kevis Mitchell, a passenger on the plane, told CNN.

“The next thing I know, we had a hard impact on the plane,” Mitchell said.

Kevin Mitchell

Looking out the window from his seat on the plane, passenger Kevis Mitchell took a photo of rescuers arriving after the collision.

The plane moved from left to right and passengers and crew members were confused, Mitchell said. Looking out the window, Mitchell saw numerous emergency vehicles responding to the plane, he said.

“I saw a public transport bus whose rear part was completely destroyed. There was major damage to the rear,” he said.

Gianni Carrola, 23, who was sitting in the back of the plane, said the impact caused the plane to skid.

Carrola and Mitchell shared photos with CNN that show the plane’s nose was damaged.

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