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If you've ever landed at that airport you could see how easy that could happen. I'm not excusing the pilot, I'm just tellin' ya. It's a short runway. Back in late '70s it was proposed to build an airport in what was then the far south suburbs, but it never got out of the usual red tape that's always present in something like that.Jimmy Biggs said:its in the intersection of Central and 55th
Oops, wrong button!Mike Tritle said:Been in and out of there dozens of times. It's short but plenty long for a Guppy (737). My money is on the pilot leaving too much runway unused behind him or a malfunction in the thrust reverser system. (or both) Under the conditions we had last night it would have been difficult to stop with the wheel brakes even though the runway was cleared.
Ironically one year ago on the same date a United flight fell two miles short of the runway and killed a bunch of folks in the plane and on the ground.
My prayers go out for the family of the six year old boy that died.