A320 Slides Off Taxiway In Boston


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A JetBlue Airbus A320 slid off a taxiway shortly after landing on Runway 27 at Boston’s Logan Airport, at about 7:20 p.m. on Monday night, the FAA has reported. No one was hurt, and all the passengers were evacuated via airstairs. The flight had originated in Savannah, Georgia. Passengers who spoke to the media said the airplane had landed straight but then started to slide and spin while taxiing, and ended up in a snowbank. About three inches of snow had fallen at the airport earlier in the day, but the runways had been cleard by noon.

“The aircraft exited the runway onto Taxiway E and slid off the Taxiway in the vicinity of taxiways E and P,” FAA spokesman Jim Peters told AVweb in an email on Tuesday. “The FAA is investigating.” According to a statement from JetBlue, buses transported the passengers from the aircraft to the terminal.