NTSB Member Says Midway Investigation Could Take a Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Southwest Airlines jet that had been trying to land in heavy snow crashed through a barrier and came to a stop atop a car on the street. A six-year-old boy inside the bar was killed.

NTSB member Ellen Engleman Conners says the plane's flight data and cockpit recorders are on their way to Washington for review.

She says the plane won't be moved from where it came to rest on Central Avenue near 55th Street until Saturday or Sunday.

She also says toxicology tests also had been ordered for the plane's pilots. They include a 59-year-old pilot who has been with Southwest for 10 plus years and a 35-year-old first officer who has flown with them for more than two years.

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