SWA Flight Veers Off Taxiway in New York

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Dec 27, 2012  |  Updated 3:51 PM CDT
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Southwest Airlines Flight 4695 bound for Tampa veered off the taxiway at New York's Long Island MacArthur Airport and ended up stuck in the mud.

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Southwest Airlines Flight 4695 bound for Tampa veered off the taxiway at New York's Long Island MacArthur Airport and ended up stuck in the mud.

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Thursday morning, a Southwest Airlines jet bound for Tampa, Fla., veered off a taxiway and got stuck in mud at an airport on New York's Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Flight 4695 was to leave Ronkonkoma at 6:15 a.m. ET.

There were no injuries to the 129 passengers and five crew members.

Southwest issued a statement on their blog and said all passengers were deplaned and bussed back to the terminal where they were put on a replacement aircraft.  The replacement flight departed Long Island at 11:55 a.m. ET.

Maintenance crews will remove the original aircraft and inspect it for damage.

The area received heavy rain overnight.

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