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Southwest Airlines Jet Goes Off Runway After Landing in Nashville

Southwest Airlines Jet Goes Off Runway After Landing in Nashville

A Southwest Airplane went off the runway at the Nashville International Airport after landing Tuesday evening from Houston Hobby Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Boeing 737 rolled off the taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to it’s gate around 5:30 p.m.

Southwest sent the following statement regarding the incident:

“At approximately 5:30 p.m. local time, Southwest Airlines flight 31 from Houston Hobby Airport to Nashville International Airport exited the taxiway shortly after arriving into Nashville, as the airplane was approaching the gate. The 133 passengers and five Crewmembers were safely transported into the airport, and we are currently working to support their needs. The Safety of our Customers and Employees remains our primary focus.”

The plane stopped by the C concourse by Gate 19 near where most of the planes are de-iced. It appears a wheel either collapsed or a tire may have blown.

 

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