Midway Airport

Small Plane Slides Off Runway at Midway Airport, No Injuries Reported

Passengers arrive at a Southwest Airlines Co. curbside check-in area at Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Southwest Airlines Co. disruptions moved into a fourth day, with 355 canceled flights, or 10% of its daily schedule, on Monday, the latest in a series of setbacks at the carrier. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

No one was injured Tuesday morning when a small private plane slid off a runway at Midway Airport.

The plane stopped in the grass on airport property around 8:35 a.m. after overrunning runway 31C, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

The two people on board refused medical treatment, Langford said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the plane was taking off or landing.

The runway was the site of a fatal plane crash in December 2005 when Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 landed in a snowstorm and overran the runway, crashing into traffic on Central Avenue and killing a 6-year-old boy.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Chicago Department of Aviation did not immediately release details of Tuesday’s crash.

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