TERRIFYING video shows the moment a jumbo jet skidded off the snow-covered runway at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
The China Airlines Cargo 747 crashed into crates as Hurricane Kenan made landfall in the Northeast and New England, shutting down thousands of flights.
One of the two cargo boxes was sucked into the left engine and smoked. The plane came to a halt after being shaken by the impact.
No injuries were reported Chicago Fire Department.
The storm also makes ground travel dangerous as up to two inches per hour can hit major cities like New York City, saw eight inches. The eastern end of Long Island can grow up to 18 inches.
“This is very severe storm,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said at a press conference. “This can be life-threatening.”
In Massachusetts, the highest reported snowfall amounted to 22.5 inches in Norton.
The New England region of the United States is expected to hardest hit, with forecasters predicting the total could beat the record of 27.6 inches set in 2003.
Some forecasters are estimating a total of 30 inches in parts of Massachusetts and there is a chance that coastal flooding could threaten Boston Port.
More than 3,500 flights were canceled on Saturday in the United States, including most to or from Boston and another 1,000 in the New York City area.
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“Heavy snowfall and strong winds will spread from the Mid-Atlantic coast to the Northeast coast throughout the day,” the NWS said in a news release.
“The combination of heavy snow rates and strong winds will create hazardous blizzard conditions across parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast and New England, from the East Coast of Virginia to Eastern Maine.”
The NWS said Friday that the storm will be “historic” for the New England area. Snowstorm warnings have been issued for more than 10 million people in most coastal areas from Maryland to Maine.
More than 78,000 customers are without power in Massachusetts, according to PowerOutage.Us. Cape Cod was hit the hardest with nearly a third of customers experiencing power outages.
All Acela train services between DC and New York/Boston were canceled by Amtrak.
“Travel is not encouraged through [Saturday] NWS New York City office said. “If you must travel, exercise extreme caution and bring a winter survival kit.”
“Go home safely tonight, stay home for the weekend, avoid any non-essential travel,” Hochul said in a statement.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4570163/chicago-airport-jet-crash-snow/ Terrifying moment a plane skids off a snow-covered runway during Storm Kenan at Chicago airport