A United Airlines flight slid off an icy taxiway at Spokane Airport in Washington state on Tuesday morning.
The plane, which was scheduled to depart for Denver, slid off the taxiway as it was preparing to leave the gate around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the airport. There were no injuries reported and no damage to the aircraft.
A spokesperson for United confirmed the airline was in the process of getting passengers off the plane and busing them back to the terminal. The airline will then inspect the plane for maintenance.
The airport is temporarily closed while it works to make sure “adequate braking conditions” are established.
A passenger on the plane told NBC affiliate KHQ in Spokane that everyone on the plane was safe and they were preparing to evacuate.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A United Airlines flight bound for Denver slid off the runway and into a snowbank at Spokane International Airport on Tuesday morning, officials said.
Passengers were still aboard United Flight 812 and crews were working to get Boeing 737 back on the runway. KREM reported there were 130 people on board the flight.
No injuries were reported.
The airport was closed to make sure adequate braking conditions are established, the airport said on Twitter.
Icy conditions were making it difficult for crews to get the plane back on the runway and to evacuate passengers.
Molly Trotter with TV station KREM posted several pictures to Twitter of the disabled plane.