Tuesday, December 26, 2017

JetBlue, Airbus A320-232 N655JB: Incident occurred December 25, 2017 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

JetBlue Airways Corporation: http://registry.faa.gov/N655JB

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

"We were straight and all of a sudden we started fishtailing. And, yeah, it started getting rough," said Steve Chisholm, of South Carolina, who was traveling to Boston on Christmas Day aboard JetBlue Flight 50.

"Once I realized we were going off the runway, I was like, 'uh-oh,'" said Terri Given, from Savannah.

Flight 50 from Savannah landed at Logan Airport, hit a patch of ice and began to skid. It spun around as it slid, finally coming to a stop facing in the opposite direction.

"Coming down the runway and all of a sudden we started sliding and spinning and spinning and spinning. And ended up in a snowbank," said Jerry Hokansan, a passenger from Martha's Vineyard.

"It was like you were going four-wheeling, said Given. "They said the wind coming in was really bad, then he landed, he thought he was OK, and hit some ice."

The plane finally came to a stop between two taxiways. Passengers were jostled, but none were hurt.

"Pilot did a fantastic job. Everybody was applauding him at the end," said Chisholm.

The passengers were helped off the plane by firefighters and driven back to the terminal by bus. 

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A JetBlue plane went off the taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport on Christmas night, the airline confirmed to CBS News. There were no injuries, JetBlue said.

According to JetBlue, Flight 50 from Savannah to Boston went off of a taxiway shortly after landing at approximately 7:15 p.m. 

Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal, JetBlue said. 

Earlier Monday, a nasty winter storm hit New England that temporarily shut down runways at Logan Airport. 

A Massport spokesman told CBS Boston airport crews were not able to keep up with the snow and were not departing or landing aircraft as of 10 a.m.  About an hour later, one runway was able to open but delays were expected throughout the day. 

A combination of high wind gusts and heavy snow/ice on wires could lead to power outages in the region. There were about 11,000 reported outages in the state as of 2 p.m., mostly on Cape Cod. 

CBS Boston meteorologist Dave Epstein recommended clearing out any snow and slush because temperatures will not be above freezing for the rest of the week.

Story and photo ➤ https://www.cbsnews.com

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