Airplane from Tulsa collides with van at Chicago’s O'Hare Airport

Friday, November 19th 2004, 5:53 am
By: News On 6

CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities say a plane coming from Tulsa, collided with a van when it tried to park at O'Hare International Airport.

Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Annette Martinez says three people were hurt but none of the injuries were serious.

There were conflicting accounts of the accident that occurred at about 8:45 Thursday night.

Martinez says the wing of a small Air Wisconsin plane hit the van. The three people were injured when the vehicle tipped over on its side.

Air Wisconsin spokeswoman Kelly Lanpheer says the van hit the plane, and that the impact point was near but not on the wing. She adds that the plane had been following proper procedure at the time.

The plane had just arrived from Tulsa. There were conflicting reports about the number of passengers aboard, ranging from 36 to 43.