Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Jet Skids Off Runway - New Raw Video
Video of a Southwest Airlines jet overrunning its landfall across the 'Windy City's historically dangerous runway was released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. A patch of muddy grass was just enough to catch the Boeing, 134 passenger-filled plane landing in Chicago as it slid off its runway back in April. The video, while foggy in most parts, clearly shows the plane following a straight path before veering off in a sharp left turn. Scroll down for video
Caught on camera: The Boeing Southwest jet veers off to its left before stopping in a patch of wet grass back in April
Under investigation: While landing without injuries the Southwest airlines jet carrying 134 passengers to Chicago is still being investigated by the NTSB Leaving the pavement, the plane hobbles to a stop in a flood of mist and smoke before the camera displays only its tail. While 139 were on board, five as crew members, no injuries were reported.
More... Another flight of fancy for conspiracy theorists as 'UFO' is caught on camera off Cornish coast The ultimate Airfix kit: For sale at £1.4m, RAF veteran's biplane built from scratch The flight, originally embarked from Denver, Colorado, is still under investigation by the NTSB. April's incident is not the first time a plane has gone off a runway, however, especially in Chicago. In a horrific incident in 2005, one Southwest airline sailed through a fence at the same Midway Chicago airport during heavy snow fall, striking two passing cars.
Horrific sight: A Southwest jet in 2005 crashed through a fence at the Midway Chicago airport hitting two cars and killing a young boy A six year old boy riding with his parents and two younger brothers was killed, crushed beneath the plane's nose and fuselage. Four others in a second car, caught under the plane's wing, left in serious but stable condition. The 2005 incident occurred exactly 33 years to the day after a plane landing at the Midway airport struck several houses before crashing into its last. Forty-five total were killed in that incident.