08/12/1972 United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport
WGN-9 1972 United Flight 553 Crash!!! Chicago Coverage.
United Airlines Flight 553 was a Boeing 737-222 that crashed during an aborted landing and go around while approaching Chicago Midway International Airport in 1972. The plane crashed into a residential neighborhood, destroying five houses; 43 of the 61 aboard the aircraft and two on the ground were killed.