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UPDATE: Chicago airports moving again after faulty motor causes smoke in traffic control center

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CHICAGO (WKOW) --- All flights diverted to Madison are headed back to Chicago after flights were being halted at both Chicago airports for smoke issues at their radar facility.

The FAA says their investigation shows the smoke was due to a faulty motor in the HVAC system.

Flights are no longer being stopped.

The flight halt started after smoke was found in the FAA Air Traffic Control center in Elgin, Illinois that runs both Midway and O'Hare airports.


MADISON (WKOW) --- Dane County Regional Airport tells 27 News they have 11 flights that have landed there after being diverted from Chicago.

Our affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN reports, 16 flights have been diverted to Milwaukee.

The diversions are due to an investigation into smoke at a radar facility in Elgin, Illinois.

Flights have been halted from coming and going from both O'Hare and Midway airports.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Smoke in a regional radar facility has forced a halt to all incoming and outgoing flights at both of Chicago's airports.
   The Federal Aviation Administration says all its personnel were evacuated from the Chicago Terminal Radar Approach Control, or TRACON, facility in suburban Elgin at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
   Spokesman Tony Molinaro says a ground stop is in effect for all flights in and out of O'Hare International and Midway airports.
   Molinaro says inbound flights already in the air over the area were handled by a backup facility in the city of Aurora.
   The FAA did not immediately release other details.

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