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In pictures: Chicago runway crash

Southwest Airlines plane after it skidded off the runway in Chicago

A plane has skidded off a runway in Chicago, hitting two cars. A six-year-old boy died and several people were hurt.

Scene outside Chicago Midway airport

The Southwest Airlines plane tore through a perimeter fence and onto the road.

Emergency services at Chicago's Midway airport

Emergency services rushed to the scene. Officials said runway conditions at the time were acceptable despite seven inches (18cm) of snow on the day.

Southwest Airlines plane after it skidded off the runway in Chicago

The 98 passengers and five crew escaped using inflatable chutes and the rear stairway.

Southwest Airlines plane after it skidded off the runway in Chicago

Witnesses have said the front landing gear collapsed as the plane tried to land in the early hours.

Jet engine rests on road next to Midway airport

Chicago's Midway airport has been closed while investigations continue into what caused the incident.




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