DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Southwest Airlines issued a statement Wednesday concerning Flight 31 that went off the taxiway on Tuesday at Nashville International Airport.
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Southwest Airlines continues to work alongside relevant agencies, including the NTSB, on events surrounding Southwest Flight #31 that exited a taxiway shortly after arriving into Nashville on Tuesday, December 15. All luggage has been reunited with Customers or is in the process of being delivered. Reports also indicate that nine individuals who were transported to a local hospital were treated and released. Additionally, recovery crews worked overnight to reposition the aircraft to a secure location at the Nashville airport. As always, the safety and care of our Customers and Employees remains our primary focus.MORE NEWS: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
Following are details Southwest Airlines previously shared on Flight #31: Last night at approximately 5:20 p.m. local time, the aircraft exited the taxiway. The 133 Passengers and five Crewmembers were safely evacuated from the plane and bussed to the Nashville International Airport terminal. Local EMS paramedics were on site to assist. For the majority of the Customers onboard, Nashville was their final destination. The remaining Customers were accommodated overnight in hotels or booked on other scheduled Southwest flights.