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No passengers hurt when Tampa-bound plane goes off tarmac in Long Island, N.Y.

There were no reported injuries when a taxiing Southwest Airlines plane heading to Tampa went off the tarmac at a Long Island airport.

Islip Town Rescue reported that the front nose wheel got stuck in the mud after it went off the runway at MacArthur Airport shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday.

The FAA says that Southwest Flight 4695, a Boeing 737, overran the taxiway after the pilot misnegotiated a turn.

There were 129 passengers aboard. They were taken off the plane and put on a new plane to Tampa. Southwest officials said maintenance crews will evaluate the plane for any damage.

No passengers hurt when Tampa-bound plane goes off tarmac in Long Island, N.Y. 12/27/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:57pm]

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