Southwest Flight Slides On Taxiway At BWI

Southwest Flight Slides On Taxiway At BWI

- Baltimore-Washington International Airport officials say no injuries were reported after a Southwest Airlines jet skidded on a taxiway just before takeoff Wednesday morning.

Flight #906 prepared to jet off to Montego Bay International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Wednesday at approximately 10:00 a.m. EST with 143 passengers aboard when the front of the aircraft migrated toward's the edge of the pavement.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating the incident.

Charlie Simmons, a passenger who was on the flight with his wife, told the Baltimore Sun that the plane skidded on the taxiway while taking a turn before taking off, eventually coming to rest with its nose so far off, it was hanging over the grass.

The passengers were forced to leave their personal belongings as they exited the aircraft and were transported back to the terminal, where they waited to board another plane, Edmonds said.

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The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported by means of Twitter that Southwest Airlines flights "keep on operating".

It is unclear whether this incident will affect other scheduled outbound flights from BWI.

"We were navigating on the runway not very quick". Temperatures have been hovering near - or at times below - freezing much of Wednesday morning.

Hours before the incident, the FAA had warned that winter weather could delay flights in Baltimore as well as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia airports in addition to those in the NY and Washington areas.

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