Southwest Airlines Flight: Emergency Landing Just After Take Off at Midway Airport — Possibly Ingested Bird

Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded about 10:05 AM Thursday to standby at a runway for a report of a Southwest Boeing 737 aircraft returning to Midway International Airport immediately after takeoff. Firefighters were assigned to standby near Runway 31C Chicago, Il. Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded to Runway 31C and Staging Area C to the report that a Southwest Boeing 737 was in distress.

The aircraft landed safely by 10:09 a.m. (10:07 a.m.) after taking off at about 9:56 a.m. The flight was scheduled to depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Las Vegas (LAS) at 11:30 a.m.

After the safe landing, firefighters learned that Southwest Airlines Flight 105 possibly ingested a bird. The pilot immediately circled back after takeoff.

Before the aircraft landed, a female officer on Chicago Fire Department Engine 127 was reporting that the aircraft was a Boeing 747.

Southwest Airlines Flight 105 was actually a Boeing 737-8H4, according to flightradar24.com. The aircraft circled over Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Orland Park, Alsip and Oak Lawn while returning to Midway International Airport, and landing from the southeast on Runway 31C. The aircraft reached an altitude of about 3,000 feet before descending while returning to the airport, according to flightradar24.com.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E127 E132

TRUCK(S):

CRASH RESCUE: ARFF CRASH UNIT 6-5-1, ARFF CRASH UNIT 6-5-2, PORTABLE STAIRWAY UNIT 6-3-4, MINI-PUMPER 6-3-7

CHIEF(S): BC16
BOX CHIEF BC6
PLANS CHIEF BC20

EMS: A54

STAGING: C-Charlie

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to standby for a report of a Southwest Boeing 737 aircraft returning to Midway International Airport immediately after takeoff near 41.781331, -87.746653 (Midway Runway 31C Chicago, Il) …




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