Plane from Georgia skids off icy taxiway in Boston

Tammy Harvey
December 27, 2017

The landing wheels of JetBlue flight 50 hit a patch of ice at around 7: 15 p.m. EST on the tarmac and soon the flight was doing donuts on the ground.

According to ABC News, an audio transcript revealed one of the pilots had told air traffic controllers, "Everything's fine". He says that forced it to touch down closer the end of the runway.

Corbett says, despite the terror people felt as they plane slid off the pavement, everyone stayed calm. "We just need a tow". The flight had originated in Savannah, Georgia. "And ended up in a snowbank", said Jerry Hokansan, a passenger from Martha's Vineyard. Passengers on board applauded the pilot when the plane came to a halt. Passengers were jostled, but none were hurt.

At around 10am, the airport suspended take offs and landings, though it did re-open runways about an hour later. As much as three inches of snow had fallen previously in the day, and Logan International was temporarily closed that morning. But the runways were later cleared for operations to continue as normal. Normal operations resumed after 11:30 a.m. EST. Massachusetts Department of Transportation said it had almost 2,000 crews out plowing snow.

They also reduced the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 miles per hour.

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