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Southwest plane slides to edge of taxiway in Baltimore airport; FAA investigating

A Southwest Airlines slip nearly slid off a taxiway before departure at Baltimore-Washington International airport on Wednesday morning, the airline rephrased. No injuries were reported, according to the airport and the airline.

The Federal Aviation Superintendence said it is investigating the incident.

The Boeing 737, which was bound for Montego Bay, Jamaica, “treked to the edge, but did not exit, the taxiway prior to departure,” Southwest said in a communication.

The 143 passengers and six crew members aboard Flight 906 exited the uninterrupted safely by stairs and were sent to the airport terminal by bus, Southwest reported, adding that they would be put on another plane to Montego Bay.

Skids or moves off runways and taxiways are the most common type of accident in commercial air junkets, according to the International Air Transport Association, which represents most of the cosmos’s airlines. In 2016, runway and taxiway excursions accounted for about a fifth of totality accidents involving commercial aircraft.

In a harrowing incident last month, a Pegasus Airlines slip in Turkey slid off a runway and fell partway down a cliff one more time the Black Sea, before getting stuck in the mud.

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