December 8, 2005
Passenger jet slides off runway at Chicago airport
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 with 98
people on board slid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport
after landing in a snowstorm on Thursday, crashed through a
fence and ended up across a road, CNN reported.
There were no immediate reports of injuries on the plane,
which had flown from Baltimore. One person was initially
reported as injured in a car that collided with the plane. The
plane's nose was resting on the ground.
northwest corner of the airport, which is surrounded by roads
and a residential area.
Television footage showed the plane intact.
The Federal Aviation Administration said on its Web site
that Midway Airport closed at 8:16 p.m. CST (0216 GMT) because
of the accident. It said the airport was expected to reopen on
Friday at 6 a.m. CST (1200 GMT).