JetBlue plane slides off taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport

27 December, 2017, 02:24 | Author: Lester Mason
  • A spokesperson for Jet Blue put out a statement on Twitter which read ‘JetBlue flight 50 from Savannah to Boston went off a taxiway shortly after landing at approximately 7:15pm. Firefighters are seen above boarding the aircraft after it skidded off

"Everything's fine. We just skidded on the ice", the pilot radio to Air Traffic Control after the landing, according to ABC News. He says that forced it to touch down closer the end of the runway.

When told that emergency personnel would be responding, the pilot said, "We just need a tow".

No injuries have been reported among the passengers flying from Savannah, Georgia.

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Passengers said the plane hit the ice and, suddenly, it felt like they were doing donuts on the tarmac. Taxiways are the "roads" that planes use to roll to and from runways. No one was hurt, and all the passengers were evacuated via airstairs. "Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal".

Earlier on Monday departures and arrivals were halted at Logan International for about an hour as snow reduced visibility to near zero, airport officials said. Normal operations resumed after 11:30 a.m. EST. "We really advise stay in as much as you can and if you have to go out, take it slow and leave lots of space", said Jonathan Gulliver, the department's highway administrator, CBS News reported.


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