Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Plane skids off a runway at BWI; no injuries reported

Officials with BWI airport confirm that a flight slid of the runway while it was attempting to take off Tuesday morning Officials with BWI airport confirm that a flight slid of the runway while it was attempting to take off Tuesday morning
Nellie Chapman | 08 February, 2018, 05:17

Instead, the aircraft slid off the center-line of the taxiway, while remaining on the paved area.

A Southwest Airlines plane slid sideways on a taxiway at Baltimore-Washingon International Airport this morning, WJAL reports.

The Boeing 737 had been scheduled to depart at 9:15 a.m.to Jamaica's Montego Bay but was delayed for over an hour before eventually taking off and sliding for about 10 seconds before coming to rest, Simmons said. No injuries were reported, according to the airport and the airline.

The jet was towed, and an investigation was underway, the FAA said.

"As always, the safety and support of our customers and employees remains our primary focus and we are working to get them on their way as quickly as possible", the statement continued.

Dean added that 75 flights had departed earlier in the day from the same runway Flight 906 was using when it slid on its way to the runway. At the time of the incident, airfield temperatures were recorded to be above freezing.

'The pavement surface condition was tested immediately following the incident, ' Dean said in an email.

The plane is still on the taxiway and officials are investigating what happened.

Southwest Airlines officials responded to the incident at hand alongside members of the airport's operations team, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the fire department, the Baltimore Sun reported.