HOUSTON (AP) — Nobody has been hurt when a United Airlines jet carrying 173 people slipped off the taxiway after landing in Houston during rainy weather.
A United statement says Flight 1545 originated in Las Vegas and rolled into the grass after landing Monday morning at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Airport spokesman Bill Begley says the plane landed normally but made a wide turn on the taxiway and the jet went into some muddy grass. The landing gear of the Boeing 737 appeared mired in the mud.
United says the jet carried 167 passengers and a six-person crew. The carrier did not immediately provide additional details on what led to the incident.
Begley says crews would work to get the jet back onto the pavement.
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