NTSB Investigating Southwest Airlines Runway Excursion at Midway Airport

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—April 26, 2011.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating an incident today involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (N799SW) that exited the runway at Chicago Midway Airport.

At approximately 1:33 pm (CDT), while landing at Midway, Southwest Airlines flight 1919 overran runway 13C. There were 134 passengers and 5 crew members on board. There are no reported injuries at this time. The weather at the time of the incident was reported as rainy with southerly winds. The NTSB will secure the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) as well as the Air Traffic Control communications. Investigators will also interview the flight crew.

NTSB Senior Investigator Bill English will serve as the Investigator-In-Charge. Parties to the investigation are the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Airlines, Boeing and the Southwest Airlines Pilot Association.

Source: ntsb.gov