DISASTERS: Death at Midway

Because Chicago's Midway Airport sits smack in the middle of the city's southwest side, the residents of the neat one-story bungalows that crowd the area long ago learned how to read modulations in the engine noises of approaching aircraft. One afternoon last week, as they waited for their children to return home from school, the largely Polish, Lithuanian and Italian inhabitants of the Chicago Lawn area heard a sound they instantly mistrusted. Recalled Mrs. Pat Kjos: "I was in the basement, and I heard a plane go over. I just knew it was in trouble. It was...

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