Southwest flight forced to evacuate due to smoke in the aircraft

Southwest Airlines canceled all 220 of their flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday after running low on de-icing fluid for their planes leaving several passengers stranded

Southwest Airlines canceled all 220 of their flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday after running low on de-icing fluid for their planes leaving several passengers stranded

Southwest had to shut down Midway operations at mid-day Sunday, bringing cancellations over the weekend to 250.

Southwest Airlines canceled all of their flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday after running low on de-icing fluid for their planes, stranding thousands of passengers.

The plane's emergency slides were deployed and the plane's 139 passengers and five crew members evacuated safely, the airport said.

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As of 9 p.m. Sunday, a total of 264 flights on all airlines had been canceled out of Midway and another 235 were canceled out of O'Hare.

"A few minor injuries" were reported by the airport in a tweet, although officials have not released further information about those - only saying no one was taken to a hospital for treatment. As of Monday morning, glycol used for de-icing had been replenished, according to a statement from Southwest.

Southwest confirmed that canceled about 220 flights and has offered refunds or flight vouchers to passengers of the canceled flights.

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According to the airport's Twitter account, the fire, which was apparently in the auxiliary power unit, has already been extinguished, while operations are "back to normal".

A flight from John Wayne Airport was forced to evacuate at a gate due to smoke in the aircraft.

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