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JetBlue plane skids off taxiway n Boston

27 December 2017

"And, yeah, it started getting rough", said Steve Chisholm, of SC, who was traveling to Boston on Christmas Day aboard JetBlue Flight 50.

Chisholm added the accident was not the fault of the pilot. Firefighters helped passengers off the plane, but no one was injured and the passengers were bused to the terminal. Passengers on board applauded the pilot when the plane came to a halt.

"Pilot did a fantastic job", Chisholm said. "We just need a tow". "We just skidded on the ice", according to an audio transcript.


At around 10am, the airport suspended take offs and landings, though it did re-open runways about an hour later. About three inches of snow had fallen at the airport earlier in the day, but the airport was open at the time of the incident.

"As a precaution, we are not departing or landing aircraft at the moment", airport officials said in a statement.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., crews at Logan were able to dig out and things were able to get moving again. Heavy snows across the Boston area left thousands without power on Christmas Day.

JetBlue plane skids off taxiway n Boston