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Plane slides off Chicago airport taxiway

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  • Plane slides off taxiway at Chicago Midway International Airport, FAA says
  • None of the 98 people aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 688 to Los Angeles injured
  • Passengers bused to the terminal for another flight
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(CNN) -- A Southwest Airlines plane slid off a snow-covered taxiway Friday at Chicago Midway International Airport in Illinois, but no one was hurt, aviation officials said.

A Federal Aviation Administration official said 98 people were aboard Flight 688, departing for Los Angeles, California.

The plane became stuck in snow on the shoulder of the taxiway as it was heading to a runway, the Chicago Aviation Department said.

Passengers were taken off the plane and bused to the terminal for another flight, the department said. The aircraft has been taken to the Southwest hangar.

The incident did not have an impact on operations because another runway was put to use almost immediately, the department said.

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