Video: American Airlines flight skids off runway at O'Hare International Airport

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina to Chicago was filmed skidding into the snow moments after landing at O'Hare International Airport on Monday morning (local time).

The video was taken by a passenger onboard and shows the twin-engine Embraer 145 landing normally before sliding sideways and stopping with its wing in the snow, next to the runway. Passengers can then be heard gasping sighs of relief.

A spokesperson for American Airlines said the incident happened due to the icy conditions at the time.

"All 38 passengers and three crew members were deplaned from the aircraft and are now safely back in the terminal," the spokesperson told CBS.

According to those onboard, the crew had aborted a landing attempt just a few minutes earlier.

"I think everybody was just holding their breath, because we didn't know what was coming. A lot of people were bracing for it, grabbing the seats in front of us," passenger Shaun Steele said.

Fellow passenger Luis Torres Curet said the airline put passengers at risk by landing in unsafe conditions.

"The conditions here were very bad. It was windy and it was icy," he said.

"They should have known that. There was ice on the road, there was wind coming across. They attempted one landing. It failed, and they came back and attempted again, and we're lucky that we had a very competent pilot there that knew what to do."

Snow had been falling in Chicago for most of the morning before the accident.

The incident resulted in no injuries.