JetBlue plane from Georgia skids off icy taxiway in Boston

A Jet Blue flight from Savannah skidded off the icy runway just moments after it touched down at Boston’s Logan International Airport late Christmas Day. Passengers are seen deplaning the aircraft with the help of firefighters at approximately 7:30pm Mon

A JetBlue plane skidded off the taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport Monday night after reportedly hitting a patch of ice.

Officials say JetBlue Flight 50 from Savannah, Georgia, briefly skidded when it landed on Monday at 7:15 p.m., the Associated Press reported. "And yeah it started getting rough", Steve Chisholm, of SC, who was traveling to Boston on Christmas Day, told ABC affiliate WCVB. None of the passengers were injured. "Pilot did a fantastic job".

The pilot of the aircraft reportedly told air traffic controllers the spin was due to ice on the runway. After ATC told the pilot an emergency crew would respond, the pilot said, "we just need a tow". "And ended up in a snowbank", said Jerry Hokansan, a passenger from Martha's Vineyard. No one was hurt, and all the passengers were evacuated via airstairs.

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Firefighters helped passengers off of the plane and they were bused to the terminal.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., crews at Logan were able to dig out and things were able to get moving again. Heavy snows across the Boston area left thousands without power on Christmas Day. 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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