United Airlines Flight Slides Off Icy Taxiway at Spokane International Airport

United Airlines Flight Slides Off Icy Taxiway at Spokane International Airport

A United Airlines flight slid off an icy taxiway at Spokane Airport in Washington state on Tuesday morning.


The plane, which was scheduled to depart for Denver, slid off the taxiway as it was preparing to leave the gate around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the airport. There were no injuries reported and no damage to the aircraft.

A spokesperson for United confirmed the airline was in the process of getting passengers off the plane and busing them back to the terminal. The airline will then inspect the plane for maintenance.

The airport was temporarily closed for two hours while it worked to make sure “adequate braking conditions” were established. Flight operations resumed around 8:45 a.m.

A passenger on the plane told KHQ in Spokane that everyone on the plane was safe and they were preparing to evacuate.

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