Plane Slides Off Runway At Midway

No one was injured after a Southwest Airlines plane slid of the runway at Midway Airport Tuesday, officials said.

The Southwest flight #1919 with 134 people on board from Denver to Chicago Midway, slid off runway 31C upon landing at Midway, according to a statement released by Southwest Airlines.

The Fire Department was called to the runway at about 1:35 p.m., said Chicago Fire spokesman Quention Curtis. Passengers remained on the Boeing 737-700, and were evacuated using air stairs and then bused to the terminal.

The plane came to rest on a grassy area near 63rd Street and Cicero Avenue, according to video from the scene.

Southwest officials are working with passengers to get them to their final destinations, according to the statement. The airline is making outreach to each Customer onboard the flight to refund their roundtrip and issue them two complimentary roundtrip passes as a gesture of goodwill.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

Customers flying in or out of Chicago Midway today are urged to check their airline’s website for the possibility of delays.