Plane skids on Chicago area runway; no injuries

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a small business jet carrying seven people skidded off a suburban Chicago runway during heavy snow.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1oLZzWg ) the plane veered off the taxiway during takeoff at the DuPage Airport around 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

Dennis Keefe is the deputy fire chief in West Chicago. He says the pilot likely became disoriented during whiteout conditions. The community that's about 30 miles from Chicago received about five inches of snow on Monday.

Keefe says the plane wasn't damaged.

The FAA says the plane as heading to Baltimore.

It had five passengers and two crew members.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index