Passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Montego Bay, Jamaica from BWI had to disembark Wednesday after plane stopped while taxiing out on the runway.
The incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. According to airport officials, as the aircraft was taxiing out for departure, it turned and stopped near the taxiway pavement edge.
All passengers disembarked from the plane and were transported back to the airport terminal. They were put on a different aircraft and are scheduled to arrive in Montego Bay approximately three hours behind schedule.
No injuries were reported.
Airport officials tested the pavement condition after the incident and said temperatures were above freezing at the time of the incident and there was no ice on the taxiway or runway.
BWI Marshall Airport employees responded to the incident scene, along with the BWI Marshall Airport Fire and Rescue Department, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Southwest Airlines personnel.
Wednesday Southwest Airlines released the following statement:
"As always, the safety and support of our Customers and Employees remains our primary focus and we are working to get them on their way as quickly as possible."