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Las Vegas-bound airliner slips off O’Hare taxiway, no one hurt

Updated: January 4, 2014 9:24PM

A Spirit Airlines flight bound for Las Vegas slipped off a taxiway Saturday evening at O’Hare Airport, but no one was hurt.

The passengers were taken off the plane by 6:40 p.m., put on buses and transported to the terminal, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Karen Pride, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation, would not say whether the accident was weather-related.

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