BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Southwest plane slips before takeoff at BWI Airport

Southwest plane slips before takeoff at BWI Airport

A Southwest Airlines plane skidded on a taxiway while turning before takeoff at BWI Marshall Airport on Wednesday morning, coming to rest with the nose of the plane hanging over the grass.

Airport officials said the cause of the skid is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

The Boeing 737 — which was scheduled to depart for Montego Bay, Jamaica at 9:15 a.m. — already had been delayed more than an hour before the incident. The plane was evacuated, and its 143 passengers and six crew members were bussed back to the airport, according to Southwest Airlines.

The plane slid for about 10 seconds before coming to a rest, said a passenger, Charlie Simmons, 50, of...

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