A Southwest airline plane, performing flight WN-31, veered off a taxiway at Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, on December 15.
According to FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen, “Southwest Airlines 31, a Boeing 737 aircraft, rolled off a taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to its gate at Nashville International Airport at 5:30 p.m. Central Time.”
There were 133 passengers aboard at the time; 8 of them suffered minor injuries.
The plane had come in from William P. Hobby international airport, Houston, Texas. Three Notams were issued following the occurrence.
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 1725 central standard time, Southwest Airlines flight 31, a Boeing 737, N649SW, departed taxiway T4 and came to rest in a ditch at the Nashville International Airport, (BNA), Nashville, Tennessee. The passengers evacuated via the emergency slides. The aircraft was substantially damaged and nine passengers sustained minor injuries. The flight was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from the William P Hobby Airport (HOU), Houston, Texas. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.