Denver-bound flight slid off taxiway in Spokane

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 17:31:24-05

A United Airlines flight bound for Denver slid off a taxiway in Spokane Tuesday morning.

The Spokane Airport tweeted that the plane slid off Taxiway A around 6 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

CNN reported that Flight 812 was scheduled to fly from Spokane to Denver.

United Spokesperson Karen May told Denver7 the plane "may have hit some slippery conditions" on a taxiway, causing its front wheels to slip off.

May told Denver7 there were 160 passengers and seven crew members on the plane.

One passenger told Denver7 the "plane took a weird turn, then was bumpy. Most people probably didn't know what was happening."

The Spokane airport was closed for about two hours while authorities made sure planes could adequately brake.


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