American Eagle Jet Veers Off Runway at Chicago Airport

CHICAGO_An American Eagle jet veered off the runway Tuesday at O'Hare International Airport, but no injuries were reported, officials said.

As Flight 348 arrived from Bentonville, Ark., air traffic controllers saw a puff of smoke from the jet's landing gear, said Elizabeth Isham Cory, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane then veered off the runway to the right, coming to rest in a grassy area.

Cory did not immediately know how far the plane was from the runway.

The flight was carrying 43 passengers and crew members, she said. They were taken by bus to a terminal.

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