Tampa-bound southwest plane skids off runway in New York

NEW YORK - A Tampa bound flight skidded off the runway at a New York airport this morning.

Suffolk police say a Southwest flight 4695 skidded of the MacArthur Airport Thursday.

There were 129 passengers on board at the time of the incident, according to a released statement.

WABC reports that the plane, scheduled to depart at 6:15 a.m., took a misturn in the rain, slid off the taxiway and ended up in the mud.

The passengers got of the plane and were taken back to the terminal, where they boarded a replacement plane to Tampa.

No injuries have been reported.


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