An aircraft at Rick Husband International Airport slid off the runway early Monday morning while turning onto a taxiway after landing, according to a United Airlines spokesperson.
ExpressJet flight 4276, operated by United Airlines, had landed safely in Amarillo after arriving from Houston and was making a turn from the runway when the plane began to skid, the spokesperson said, resulting in the front wheel going off the pavement and into a grassy area.
The front wheel was the only part of the aircraft to end up off the pavement.
The slippery runway conditions were the result of freezing rain and snow that had been hitting the Amarillo area since Friday.
United Airlines reported there were no injuries during the incident, but later one passenger expressed concerns over general injuries. All 50 passengers on the plane was able to exit safely into the terminal using stairs and ground transportation.
The flight was originally scheduled to land shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday night, but was delayed approximately an hour and a half due to inclement weather in both Houston and Amarillo.
As of Monday morning ExpressJet and airport officials were coordinating efforts to remove the aircraft. The incident did not disrupt any other scheduled flights.
Officials at Rick Husband Airport declined to comment on the incident.
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Rick Husband International Airport has now reopened after a United Airlines flight slid off the runway during landing in Amarillo.
The aircraft still sits where it came to a stop, although officials say all passengers and crew aboard the late night flight are safe. Everyone was removed from the plane, taken to the terminal.
It was just before 1:00 Monday morning when reports of the accident were made and the airport closed down.
Authorities tell us the FAA was en route around 3 a.m. to investigate the situation.
It's unclear how many passengers were on board the flight.
Officials at Rick Husband tell us the airport is now open, however, all flights with all airlines are delayed. They also tell us the City of Amarillo will be making a statement regarding the incident sometime before noon.