Plane coming from Georgia skids off taxiway in Boston
27 December 2017, 12:27 | Isaac Mcdaniel
JetBlue Plane Slides off the Taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport
A JetBlue Airways passenger plane skidded off an icy taxiway after landing at Boston's Logan International Airport on Monday night but no injuries were reported, the airline said.
JetBlue Flight 50 from Savannah encountered the ice about 7:15 p.m., when the plane landed at Logan.
"We were straight and all of a sudden we started fishtailing", SC passenger Steve Chisholm, who was traveling to Boston for Christmas day, told WCVB. "And yeah it started getting rough", Steve Chisholm, of SC, who was traveling to Boston on Christmas Day, told ABC affiliate WCVB. No one was hurt, and all the passengers were evacuated via airstairs.
"You could tell when we hit ice because we felt the plane spinning around like it was making a sharp turn", Corbett says. "We just need a tow". Passengers applauded the pilot after the plane came to a stop.
JetBlue Flight Skids Off Logan Airport Runway While Landing
Peters said passengers used stairs to exit the aircraft and were taken by bus to the terminal. Just before 10:30 a.m. EST, the airport announced they were halting landings and departures were halted due to quick change in temperature. Crews worked to clear the runway of snow and many flights were delayed.
Across the Boston area, the snow had caused disruption, with thousands of people left without power for a period on Christmas Day, according to the Boston Globe.
"Once I realized we were going off the runway, I was like, 'uh-oh, '" said Terri Given, from Savannah.
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The plane turned, "like it was trying to get wind underneath its wings", and then crashed into the back ot the house, he said. It appeared the pilot tried to land the plane in the open space of the schoolyard and adjacent park, the chief said.