Southwest flight veers off taxiway at MacArthur Airport

Officials say there were 136 passengers on board

Officials say there were 136 passengers on board when the Boeing 737 veered off the taxiway this morning. (December 27, 2012 11:31 PM)

Police say a Tampa-bound Southwest flight veered off of a taxiway at MacArthur Airport this morning and got itself stuck in a muddy patch of grass. Southwest flight 4695 was a few hundred feet from the MacArthur terminal when it suddenly missed a turn on the taxiway. Its nose wheel got stuck in the mud near two taxiways, named Alpha and Sierra. Passenger Mike Savino Jr., of Wading River, says the...

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