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.