Aviation News

April 26, 2011

Southwest Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Chicago

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off a runway after landing at Chicago’s Midway Airport during a heavy rain storm Tuesday afternoon.

Southwest Airlines 737-300 off runway at Chicago Midway

Southwest Airlines 737-700 off runway at Chicago Midway. (Screen capture from CNN)

Flight 1919 from Denver had just touched down on Runway 13 Center at 1:35pm when it slid into a mud patch at the left far end. The plane was evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, according to Southwest.

The damage to the Boeing 737-700 was not immediately known.

A Southwest 737-700 slid off a runway and onto a street during a snowstorm at Midway in 2005, killing a child in a passing car. More recently, a Southwest 737-300 suffered an inflight fuselage rupture on April 1st.

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  • Southwest Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Chicago

  • Southwest Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Chicago