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Chicago Midway Airport - TWA Flight 154

(18Dec49) (N86501) Chicago weather was reported: ceiling 300 feet, visibility 1-1/2 miles with moderate fog and smoke, and wind west-southwest at 8 mph. The ILS approach was abandoned at the captains discretion and he started another. On this second approach the aircraft was observed to touchdown approximately 3,200 feet from the approach end of the runway. From this point, it traveled the remaining 2,530 feet of the runway, traveled 875 feet beyond the far end of runway 13R and went through a heavy chain link fence, crossed a parking lot and struck a billboard and a large ornamental stone pillar before coming to rest on Cicero Avenue in front of the Acme Bar and Grill. ( White Castle is there, today) Some of the passengers probably got out of the plane and walked right into the bar, no doubt.

 

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Taken on February 7, 2014