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Plane skids off taxiway and into the grass area at BWI Marshall Airport

A plane skidded off the taxiway at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on Thursday morning after a powerful winter storm created slick conditions.

The Spirit Airlines plane Flight 696 just landed from Las Vegas.

Field Sutton, spokesman of the airline said the plane landed safely, but the plane slid off the taxiway while heading to the terminal. Sutton said the front wheel slid into the grass area.




No passengers were injured, Sutton said. All 111 people on the plane are safe and were transported by bus to the terminal.

BWI Airport said in a tweet that Anne Arundel County fire and rescue crews responded to the aircraft.

“Our winter weather team has worked throughout the day to maintain safe surfaces in the airfield and near the terminal,” the airport said in an earlier tweet before the incident.



“Rain is currently falling at BWI Marshall Airport, but crews remain on standby to maintain safe operations this evening and in the morning,” it added.