JetBlue plane from Georgia skids off icy taxiway in Boston

27 December, 2017, 02:53 | Author: Raquel Nash
  • Massachusetts transit officials told CBS Boston on Monday that airport crews were unable to keep up with the snow as it fell early this morning

A plane that took off from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Christmas night skidded off the runway shortly after it landed in Boston.

"We were straight and all of a sudden we started fishtailing".

Another passenger, Terri Given, described told the news station is was "like you were going four-wheeling". None of the passengers were injured. After ATC told the pilot an emergency crew would respond, the pilot said, "we just need a tow". The flight had originated in Savannah, Georgia.

Passengers said the plane hit the ice and, suddenly, it felt like they were doing donuts on the tarmac.

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The plane reportedly came to a stop between two taxiways. None of the passengers were hurt. "Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal".

Earlier on Monday departures and arrivals were halted at Logan International for about an hour as snow reduced visibility to near zero, airport officials said. Massport officials say runways were cleared by 11:30 a.m.

Although the precipitation was supposed to wrap up around noon, temperature continued to drop as National Weather Service warned of a "flash freeze" in the greater Boston area.

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