Florida-bound Jet Gets Stuck in Mud at MacArthur Airport


A Southwest Airlines jet bound for Tampa, Fla., has veered off the runway and gotten stuck in mud at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.

Officials say there were no injuries to the 135 people on board Flight 4695 during the mishap Thursday morning.

The plane’s front nose got stuck in the mud after it went off the runway around 7 a.m.


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Passengers were taken off the plane. It isn’t immediately clear whether they were put on another flight.

Dallas-based Southwest hasn’t immediately responded to phone and email requests for comment.

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