I haven't seen a report indicating from which the flight departed, but the FAA spokesman said it landed on 32L.
Also, based on the location of where the aircraft was parked relative to Concourse C, it had to be 32L.
Add to the mix that 32L is the longest runway at ORD
, it makes sense to land on 32L. If the plane departed either 4L or 9L
, which would make sense for an eastbound departure, it's a very short loop to the right to line up with 32L. To land on 9R
means flying out to Schaumburg, then turn 180 degrees to start the approach.
Yesterday, the wind was blowing from the north, so why put an aircraft flying on 1 engine in a crosswind for a landing?