Spirit Airlines plane skids on Baltimore airport taxiway

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A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo skidded off a taxiway after landing in Baltimore Thursday morning in slippery conditions due to the winter storm, according to an airline official.

“After landing safely and entering the taxiway this morning, the nose wheel of Spirit Airlines flight 696 slowly slid across the grass as it turned a turn and rolled to the gate,” said the representative of Spirit Field Sutton at the Post in an email.

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The 111 people on board were transported by bus to the terminal at Thurgood Marshall International Airport in Baltimore / Washington after the 6:18 a.m. crash, he added.

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The flight took off from Las Vegas at 11 p.m. local time and landed just over four hours later, according to FlightAware.

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BWI Airport said in a tweet that Anne Arundel County fire and rescue teams responded to the aircraft.

“Our winter weather team worked all day to maintain safe surfaces in the airfield and near the terminal,” the airport said in a previous tweet before the incident.

“The rain is currently falling at BWI Marshall Airport, but crews remain on standby to ensure safe operations this evening and morning,” he added.



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