NASHVILLE, TN (KTRK) —
A Southwest Airlines flight from Houston to Nashville went off the runway this evening.
It happened at around 5:30pm at Nashville International Airport. A tire had either blown or collapsed. Three ambulances responded as a precaution.
It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured.
The FAA released a statement tonight, which reads, “Southwest Airlines 31, a Boeing 737 aircraft, rolled off a taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to its gate at Nashville International Airport at 5:30 pm Central Time. Passengers left the aircraft via stairs and were bussed to the terminal. The flight just landed from Houston Hobby Airport. The FAA is investigating.”
Emergency crews responded to a Southwest Airlines Jet that rolled off the taxiway at Nashville International Airport.
According to the Nashville fire department, the plane rolled off the taxiway after landing Tuesday evening. Three people were taken to the hospital, according to the Nashville Fire Department.
The plane was en route to Nashville from Houston Hobby Airport.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines said that 133 passengers and five crewmembers were on-board the aircraft. The accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. as the plane was approaching the gate.
“The safety of our customers and employees remains our primary focus, ” the airline said in a statement Tuesday evening.