A Southwest Airlines jet slid off the runway during a heavy snowstorm at Chicago`s Midway Airport and crashed into two vehicles in a nearby intersection, killing a young boy, on Thursday night.
Eleven other people, including three jet passengers with minor injuries, were taken to hospitals, said Chicago Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter.
Flight 1248, which was arriving from Baltimore, Maryland, slid through a fence separating the runway from the intersection, said Wendy Abrams, a spokeswoman for Chicago`s Department of Aviation.
Ninety-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard the plane.
The 6-year-old boy who died was in the car with his two younger brothers, including an infant, and his parents, said Deborah Song, spokeswoman for Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oaklawn.
Their vehicle was crushed under the nose and fuselage of the plane, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
The mother, was in good condition; the father was in serious condition; the 4-year-old middle son was in fair condition; and the infant was in serious condition, Song said.
Four people in the second car, which was under a wing of the Boeing 737-700 jet, were in serious but stable condition.
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