Spirit flight skids off BWI taxiway after landing

A Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to BWI Marshall Airport skidded off a taxiway into the grass Thursday morning just after landing, the airline said.

“After safely landing and entering the taxiway this morning, the nose wheel of Spirit Airlines flight 696 slowly slid onto the grass while turning a corner and taxiing to the gate,” said Field Sutton, media relations manager for Spirit.

“All 111 Guests and Team Members are safe and were transported by bus to the terminal.”

Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said that all passengers and baggage were transported to the airport terminal by 8:35 a.m.

It happened around 6:18 a.m. on a morning where the region experienced a lot of icy conditions after the season’s first major storm. Those conditions led to a number of accidents on area roads and prompted some school systems to change their plans for the day.

The airport received 1.6 inches of snow as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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