Plane from Georgia skids off icy taxiway in Boston

A Jet Blue flight from Savannah skidded off the icy runway just moments after it touched down at Boston’s Logan International Airport late Christmas Day. Passengers are seen deplaning the aircraft with the help of firefighters at approximately 7:30pm Mon

Passengers who spoke to the media said the airplane had landed straight but then started to slide and spin while taxiing, and ended up in a snowbank. "And, yeah, it started getting rough", Flight 50 passenger Steve Chisholm of SC said to WCVB TV of Boston. "We just need a tow".

No one was injured in the incident, though passengers told WCVB they were concerned when they felt the plane sliding across the tarmac.

"Pilot did a fantastic job", Chisholm said.

A spokesperson for Jet Blue put out a statement on Twitter which read ‘JetBlue flight 50 from Savannah to Boston went off a taxiway shortly after landing at approximately 7:15pm. Firefighters are seen above boarding the aircraft after it skidded off

"Everything's fine. We just skidded on the ice", the pilot said, according to ABC News.

No injuries have been reported among the passengers flying from Savannah, Georgia. They were taken back to the terminal in an airport bus. Passengers on board applauded the pilot when the plane came to a halt.

As much as three inches of snow had fallen earlier in the day. Massport officials say runways were cleared by 11:30 a.m. Massachusetts Department of Transportation said it had almost 2,000 crews out plowing snow. Due to low visibility on the roads, the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 miles per hour from the NY border to Boston.

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