Plane slides off runway, kills child

Plane Skids Off Runway, Kills Child
      A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off a runway in a heavy snowstorm at Chicago’s Midway Airport Thursday night, sliding into an intersection and killing a young boy in a car. Another car was also hit by the Boeing 737 and eight other vehicle passengers were in serious condition, said Cortez Trotter, the Chicago Fire Department commissioner. The 6-year-old boy who died was in the car with his two younger brothers, including an infant, and his parents, said Deborah Song, spokeswoman for Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oaklawn. Their vehicle was crushed under the nose and fuselage of the plane, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

      It had been snowing all day in Chicago and visibility was poor at the time of the landing. The National Weather Service had issued a heavy snow warning in the city and surrounding area.There were approximately 8 inches of snow on the ground by early evening, and winds were blowing at between 13 mph and 18 mph.




Snow Storm Freezes Central USA

      At least 10 people were killed in road wrecks in Kansas, Missouri and Kentucky over two days. In Texas, a mother and son died in a fire sparked by an improperly installed wood-burning stove.

      The eastbound storm system was expected to leave a half-foot of snow in central Illinois and 3 to 5 inches in the Chicago area, where by late afternoon about 30 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International and Midway.

      In Indiana, dozens of schools dismissed students early, and community groups and churches canceled events, as many cities reported 4 to 6 inches of snow by evening. The heaviest snow — up to 10 inches — fell along the Interstate 35 corridor into Kansas City, said Greg Koch, a National Weather Service forecaster. Temperatures in the city fell into the single digits. The St. Louis region received 2 to 4 inches.

      Numerous vehicles slipped off roads or got into fender benders, troopers said. On a snow-packed interstate near Edgerton, Kansas, a 31-year-old woman’s pickup slid across the median Wednesday and collided with another vehicle, killing her and her 4-year-old daughter, authorities said.





1 Response to “Plane slides off runway, kills child”

  1. 1 Rosa December 20, 2005 at 9:35 pm

    HiI really like your space, it\’s original. I have 1 question for you. Do you know where i could download a program about weather conditions to put on my blog pls.thanksJoh

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