Skip to comments.Midway: Southwest Plane Crashes through fence.
Posted on 12/08/2005 5:37:35 PM PST by sharkhawk
A plane has apparently crashed through a fence at Midway airport in Chicago. Southwest airline 737 plane now sitting in intersection of 55th and Central. Channel 7 has confirmed, fire and ambulances on way. Details still sketchy.
Ice-related, I would bet.
Prayers for safety of passengers, crew and people on the street
First reports are that it was a flight out of either Baltimore or DC and headed to Vegas.
This should make for an interesting episode of A&E's Airline.
Hire more ex-Navy pilots.
Ice on the runway?
Hope no one is hurt...
"Southwest airline 737 plane now sitting in intersection of 55th and Central"
This just strikes me as wrong...
Yeah, we have about 5 to 6 inches here. CLTV reporting plane is 737 sitting about halfway into street.
Sorry, that might be in bad taste...I really do hope no one is hurt.
KCBS says that the plane has a struck some type of a building.
I think you mean "ooops."
Any bets some of the last words on the CVR were "OOOHHHH $&!T"
Hoping all are ok.
Used to work at Midway, fueling commercial and private aircraft. Southwest was one of our commercial accounts. During iffy weather the large planes often had trouble with Midways short runways.
Hope that the passengers will be ok.
Stuck in Chicago traffic - it ain't going nowhere...
Midway is an airport sitting right in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood. The runways are very close to 55th and Central.
A lot of snow here in Chicago tonight. I think more than was expected.
I believe 55th goes along the north side of Midway. There is a wall that runs along 55th, some of it chain link. Sounds like the jet skidded through the wall.
I hope the pilot has his turn signals on.
Another Southwest plane rushing to the gate, like they always do.
We used to call it Skidway, crappy assed airport.
Prayers for the crew and passengers.
#3 wire please
I don't know what the temp. is in Chicago right now. I could definitely see an ice scenario: ice buildup on the wings so that they can't get airborne, too fast and too far down the runway for an RTO. Bad news, I hope everybody is OK.
>>>Ice on the runway?<<<
That, or brakes went out...
Well I checked FOX...Oreilly is interviewing Howard Stern. This is OBVIIOUSLY the real news.bwahahahahahahaa!
It is quite a trip taking off from Midway. I've been on planes at least twice that have aborted takeoffs and gone back to try again.
NAh. This will be in Fox News Alerts for the next 4 hours. I'd rather see the remaining 3 minutes of the stern interview now.
Your link says attempting to land. Sounds like they made it. Prayers for all aboard and in it's path.
I drove by there about an hour before the crash although I was on the Cicero side. The traffic light at 63rd was out. I'm surprised they're flying in this.
CLTV-Chicago is reporting that a car is trapped under the plane, which is "nose down".
Ahhh, Beautiful Burbank!!! Fill er up! ($1.55)
I hope everyone is okay.
I hope the pilot has his resume ready.
I doubt there were serious injuries or deaths on the plane; I think the question is whether anyone driving on the road the plane stopped on was hurt.
Latest news is at least one injury on ground, plane has been evacuated. Plane was landing and wasn't able to complete landing roll. Apparently about 9 inches of snow at Midway, visibility about 1/4 mile.
Man that's no good. Never saw that. Have seen many Southwest planes abort landing at Midway though.
Yeah, took my Mom to visit Grandpa today, he lives at 55th and Kedzie. Passed that intersection around 1:00 today.
They must have turned left at 54th.
I also checked a couple links online and nothing there either.
Maybe it's an SUV
Considering how nasty slushy snow can be, it's no surprise. Sometimes it's like driving on applesauce.
>>>Plane was landing and wasn't able to complete landing roll. <<<
Sounds like calling an explosion & fire a large scale disassembly with rapid oxidization...
AIRPORT STATUS INFORMATION
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Howard Stern? Isn't he a spin distortion zone all by himself??
Forgot to lower the gear?