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Ironwood flight loses tire over Chicago

By TOM LAVENTURE

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IRONWOOD — A local pastor said humor helped to ease the nerves of air passengers after an unusual landing left them waiting in the middle of a Chicago runway.

Various media outlets in the Chicago area were reporting that the Boutique Air 835 flight on Thursday evening from Ironwood had lost a wheel on approach to O’Hare International Airport. The 6:17 p.m. landing reportedly sent sparks flying but the five passengers and two pilots aboard the single engine Pilatus PC-12 turboprop were not injured.

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