Plane skids off a runway at BWI; no injuries reported


- Baltimore-Washington International Airport officials say no injuries were reported after a Southwest Airlines jet skidded on a taxiway just before takeoff Wednesday morning. Officials tested the condition of the pavement surface immediately following the incident and it was within the standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the spokesperson.

Officials confirm that a flight slid of the runway while it was attempting to take off Tuesday morning.

Flight 906, a Boeing 737, was bound for Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. ET. A passenger on the plane also claimed that the pilot attributed the incident to an "icy spot" on the taxiway, though she wasn't convinced that was accurate.

The jet was towed, and an investigation was underway, the FAA said.

"The 143 passengers and six crewmembers safely deplaned via airstairs and were bussed to the airport terminal", a statement from Southwest Airlines issued to International Business Times read.

A Southwest Airlines plane almost skid off the tarmac at a Baltimore area airport.

"We were navigating on the runway not very quick. The pilot then came on the intercom and said we hit ice", Edmonds told ABC News in a telephone interview.

Freezing rain has settled over the Baltimore are, and drivers are seeing icy roads throughout the region. The skidding wasn't suspected to be a pavement issue, however, since ice-free and temperatures outside were above freezing.