August 7, 2000 |
United Airlines canceled at least 120 flights at O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, and the nation's largest carrier blamed the cancellations on pilots who have refused to worked overtime since their contract expired in April. On Saturday, 150 flights at O'Hare, more than 15% of the 960 daily flights in and out of Chicago, were scrapped for the same reason. It was not immediately known how many, if any, of those canceled flights were bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
August 27, 1999 |
A passenger ran past a security checkpoint and disappeared into the crowd at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, prompting United Airlines to shut down a terminal for almost three hours as authorities searched for him. United Airlines canceled 123 flights and reported delays of several hours on others, said airline spokesman Joe Hopkins. About 6,000 passengers were cleared from the terminal during the search by police.
July 22, 1996 |
A security guard found a crude pipe bomb on the runway of an air charter service at O'Hare International Airport Sunday night, officials said. The device was detonated safely by the city bomb and arson squad. The airport was already on heightened security alert after an anonymous 911 call about 9:30 a.m. The caller said there was a bomb on a Mexicana Airlines flight to Mexico.
July 3, 1992 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley, his controversial plan to build a third Chicago airport shot down by the Illinois Legislature, has angrily declared the project dead and vowed that he won't resurrect it. The $10.8-billion airport, potentially the nation's largest public works project, had been touted as a mammoth engine to revitalize Chicago's declining southeast side and generate thousands of jobs.
October 24, 1991 |
Radar equipment at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been malfunctioning for months, losing track of planes and giving images of others in empty air space, officials said. Images appear and disappear usually for 15 to 20 seconds, distracting air traffic controllers but not long enough to jeopardize safety, said Jim Dermody, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. Controllers also have reported seeing double images of airplanes.
February 16, 1990 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed building a $4.9-billion, 9,400-acre airport in the Lake Calumet area on Chicago's Southeast Side, to be operational by 2010. The site includes hazardous waste areas and about 5,500 residences. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), who prefers to expand O'Hare International Airport, criticized Daley's cost figures as too low.