A Southwest Airlines jet slid on a taxiway while preparing to take off from Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, officials said.
The Boeing 737 jet skidded but remained on the pavement, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and airport officials.
Charlie Simmons, a passenger who was on the flight with his wife, told the Baltimore Sun that the plane skidded on the taxiway while taking a turn before taking off, eventually coming to rest with its nose so far off, it was hanging over the grass.
Southwest Airlines flight 906, destined for Jamaica's Montego Bay, "turned and halted close to the runway asphalt edge" as it was planning to remove at the beginning of today not long after 10 a.m. Crews were also working on getting passengers that were on the plane back to the airport terminal. The plane was moved away from the taxiway at around 12:30 p.m., the spokesperson said.
BWI says airfield pavement temperatures were above freezing at the time of the incident, and there was no ice on the taxiway or runway, WBAL-TV reports.
It is unclear whether this incident will affect other scheduled outbound flights from BWI.
A Southwest Airlines plane almost skid off the tarmac at a Baltimore area airport.
"We were taxiing on the runway not too fast".
According to ABC News meteorologists, the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport experienced freezing rain Wednesday morning.