Southwest Airlines plane that skidded in Nashville was supposed to head to Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Eight people are recovering after a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off a runway at Nashville International Airport.

The plane, Flight 31, was supposed to head to Jacksonville International Airport after stopping in Nashville. The plane had just landed in Nashville right before 6 p.m. after flying in from Houston’s Hobby Airport.


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Officials say it was headed to the gate when it rolled off the tarmac into the grass. All injuries are considered minor.

About 28 passengers were slated to continue on to Jacksonville, according to a Southwest representative. A portion of the passengers originating in Houston did continue with Flight 31 to Jacksonville, or were accomodated overnight in a hotel in Nashville.

Flight 31 also boarded passengers who were originating in Nashville.


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