40 Years Later: United Flight 553

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Today, December 8, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the deadly United Airlines Flight 553 crash that occurred at Midway Airport. The plane crashed on its landing approach to Midway, after aborting its first landing attempt then striking and crashing into trees and houses along 71st Street and 70th Place. The flight's three-person crew plus 40 passengers were killed as well as two people on the ground. The Washington Post talked to survivor Marguerite McCausland this weekend about the crash and the Tribune also has both an interview with McCausland and a slideshow of photos from the crash.

Below, find the Chicago Fire Department's video footage of their response to the crash and check out the full NTSB report on the crash from August 1973 after that.

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