Denver-bound plane skids off runway in Spokane, Wash.
A United Airlines flight headed for Denver slid off the Spokane International Airport in Washington state and hit a snowbank.
On Tuesday around 6:00 a.m. PDT, a United Airlines 737 aircraft slid off the tarmac and hit a snowbank. No injuries have been reported.
free peanuts RT @pzf: BREAKING NEWS: Denver-bound United flight slides off runway in Spokane; no injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/Sj6nCkqGrc— sin_eater (@p357) January 5, 2016
Airport officials are assisting the airline in offloading United Flight 812 passengers and getting the plane back onto the runway, according to KXLY. Emergency vehicles were initially unable to get to the plane because the ground was too icy.
Crews working to get passengers off United flight that slid off runway at Spokane International Airport @kxly4newspic.twitter.com/vYvAkK3tDo— BreakinNewz (@BreakinNewz01) January 5, 2016
Other departures from the airport have been delayed or canceled. Officials said that the airport would remain closed until “adequate braking conditions” could be confirmed, according to KAYU.
Seeing some emergency cars and what looked like shuttle buses head out on runway at @iflyspokane@KHQLocalNewspic.twitter.com/i56k8emogM— Cynthia Johnson (@KHQcjohnson) January 5, 2016