Midway Getting Safer
- The runway at Midway Airport where a plane overshot its landing last December and slid into traffic, killing a 6-year-old boy, now has a safety buffer of crushable concrete designed to slow or stop a plane under similar circumstances, federal officials said.
The installation of the first concrete arrestor bed at Midway comes nearly a year after a Southwest Airlines jet skidded off Runway 31-C and through an airport blast fence Dec. 8, slamming into a vehicle carrying 6-year-old Joshua Woods and his family. Joshua, of Leroy, Ind., suffocated while pinned inside the car.
UPDATE: We can't believe there are people in the comments section who haven't heard the tales of the above photo. We thought everyone in the world read about this. For some background, checkout the archives on Dec 23 and Dec 24 for how it all began, and then follow the adventures of the erstwhile sergeant-to-be on Dec 25, Dec 26, Dec 28, Dec 31, Jan 09, Jan 22, Jan 30, Feb 01, Feb 04, Feb 05, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 05, Mar 12, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 14, Apr 16 and Jun 26 (damn, that's a lot of photos).
It's like your very own "Where's Waldo" adventure. By the way, we still accept bad photoshopping submissions for future publication.