The passengers of a St. Louis-bound American Airlines flight finally arrived at Lambert International Airport after a small fire on their plane forced it to return to O'Hare International Airport.
Officials with the airline say smoke was discovered in the cabin of the MD-80 shortly after takeoff Thursday evening. The flight crew put out the fire and the plane landed safely back at O'Hare.
The 120 passengers were placed on a later flight and arrived in St. Louis about 11 p.m.
There were no injuries reported
Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea tells KTRS news 16 arrivals have been cancelled as of 10:00 a.m.and 19 departures cancelled, the majority from Chicago.
If you're heading north or east or have a connecting flight through Chicago, airlines are canceling nearly 1,000 flights at Chicago's two airports because of a winter storm that's expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow on northern Illinois.
Most the canceled flights are at O'Hare International Airport.