Flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) delayed Aug 31, 2021

Flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) are being delayed while in the air between 16 minutes and 30 minutes because there is an obstruction on the runway or taxiway.

This post is updated every 15 minutes. All times are listed in local time for the airport.

Will my flight be impacted?

Probability your flight will be impacted based on how far in the future it is scheduled to leave:

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We do not currently have a good estimate for when this situation will be resolved. Flights will probably be delayed significantly, and may be canceled until the obstruction has been removed. Flights may continue to be delayed even after the obstruction is cleared as other delayed flights will be trying to land as well.

Why Is This Happening?

According to th FAA there is currently an obstruction on one of the runways or taxiways at this airport which is preventing aircraft from safely landing or departing on the usual schedule. Obstructions can include aircraft with mechanical issues, baggage carts that have come lose, or any number of other situations.

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