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Midway Airport

Southwest flight bound for Philly aborts takeoff at Chicago's Midway

CHICAGO (AP) — For the second time this week, a Southwest Airlines plane has aborted a takeoff at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says the crew reported an engine problem Friday and the FAA will investigate. Southwest said the Philadelphia-bound plane with 136 passengers returned to the gate after the pilot of another Southwest aircraft saw "potential signs of a mechanical issue." Spokeswoman Emily Samuels says an initial review found nothing wrong but the aircraft remains in maintenance. On Wednesday night, a Southwest plane headed to Boston from Midway cut short its takeoff because of a...