Southwest: Midway flights near normal after de-icing woes

Southwest: Midway flights near normal after de-icing woes

Thousands of travelers booked on Southwest Airlines flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport had to change their plans after the airline found out that it didn't have enough de-icing fluid-for the second time this winter. Evacuations slides were used to remove passengers and crew members from the plane, the airline said.

Heavy snows forced Southwest to use much more than the normal amount of glycol Sunday morning to remove ice and snow from planes that parked at the airport overnight, eating away at the carrier's supply, Anthony Gregory, vice president of ground operations and provisioning, said in an interview Monday. The incident was first reported around 7:30 p.m. Several people have sustained minor injuries. 139 passengers and 5 crew members.

'We have paused our service for the remainder of the day for the safety of our customers and crews, ' the airline said in a statement.

In a statement, the airline said its employees in Orange County were "working diligently" to make accommodations for passengers. It was located in the auxiliary power unit, which is a small engine in the rear of the plane.

The airport later tweeted that a fire was believed to be in the auxiliary power unit.

Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.

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