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Plane slides off of taxiway at BWI Airport amid icy conditions across the Baltimore region

No one was injured after a taxiing Spirit Airlines airplane slid off the taxiway and into the grass just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, an airline spokesman said.

“After safely landing and entering the taxiway this morning, the nose wheel of Spirit Airlines flight 696 slowly slid onto the grass while turning a corner and taxiing to the gate,” wrote Field Sutton, spokesman for Spirit Airlines.

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The incident comes as icy and slippery road conditions persist across the Baltimore region Thursday after wintry weather on Wednesday. BWI recorded 1.6 inches of snow during Wednesday’s storm.

All 111 passengers and crew members on the flight from Las Vegas were transported by bus to the terminal, Sutton said. The BWI Marshall Airport Fire and Rescue Department responded to the incident.

Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport terminal, Thursday December 17, 2020
Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport terminal, Thursday December 17, 2020 (Jeffrey F. Bill)
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