For the second time in
just over two weeks, a Boeing 737 has slid off the runway during
landing. This time, an airliner flying for Turkish Airlines left
the runway at Germany's Dusseldorf Airport Sunday, and slid 100
meters before coming to rest in a security zone at the end of the
No one was injured in the accident, and investigators still
don't know what caused the 737, which was flying from Istanbul, to
leave the runway -- nor is it not known if weather may have played
a role in the accident.
This incident comes eleven days after a Southwest Airlines
737-700 skidded off the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport during a
snowstorm, colliding with two cars and, sadly, killing a young
passenger in one of them.
Investigators have yet to rule on a definitive cause of that
accident, either. As has been extensively reported in
Aero-News, such factors as procedural error,
mechanical factors and a runway slickened by snow may have all
played a part in the Chicago mishap.