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Chicago-Midway now equipped with crushable concrete safety zone
26 November 2006

At Chicago-Midway Airport a crushable concrete safety zone is now in place. One year ago a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off the end of a snowy runway, killing a child in a car on Central Avenue. Construction of the zone is mostly completed on an elevated bed of 1,764 blocks made of water, foam and cement just beyond the end of Runway 31 Center. (Chicago Tribune)