The accident happened on the initial flight of the day which contains a 3 day

The accident happened on the initial flight of the

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The accident happened on the initial flight of the day which contains a 3-day trip. At around 1833 when the airplane was nearing the MDW at a given altitude of 10,000ft, ATC gave the pilots instructions to enter a holding pattern. The reason for these instructions were that the ATC noted that there was ongoing snowplow removal at the MDW. At 1844, the pilots notified the ATC that they were entering the holding pattern at the 10,000ft. The first officer (FO) said that he inserted the updated weather and runway conditions and wind information while still in the holding pattern in the on board performance computer (OPC). This was aimed at determining the landing distance required for runway 31C. The reported wind conditions lead to a computed tailwind component of eight knots. According to SWA, all the 737s are barred from landing on a 10-knot or less tailwind component and this applies to all runway surface factors. Also, the SWA policies dictates that no landings are allowed on over a 5-knot tailwind component in cases of poor braking. The FO input variety of scenarios into the OPC, placing fair and poor pilot barking actions reports
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differently since the OPC was not designed to accept varying braking action report inputs. According to the FO’s input, the OPC approximated that the airplane was likely to halt at
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