Southwest plane rolls off runway in Nashville
NASHVILLE – A Southwest Airlines flight rolled off a taxiway and got stuck after landing Tuesday at Nashville International Airport, said a spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Nashville Fire Department said that it transported three people, but reported only minor injuries.
Pictures from the scene showed a plane against the ground at an angle, as if the support on one side had collapsed.
“Southwest Airlines 31, a Boeing 737 aircraft, rolled off a taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to its gate at Nashville International Airport at 5:30 p.m. Central Time. Passengers left the aircraft via stairs and were bussed to the terminal,” said FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.
Five crew members and 133 passengers were on board the plane at the time of the incident, according to Southwest Airlines. A company spokesman said the nose gear collapsed.
The FAA is investigating.
There did not appear to have been bad weather in Nashville. Skies were clear with a reported temperature of around 55˚ Fahrenheit on Tuesday evening.
The flight had come in from Houston.