JetBlue plane from Georgia skids off icy taxiway in Boston

JetBlue plane from Georgia skids off icy taxiway in Boston

A JetBlue flight from Savannah skidded off the icy runway just moments after it touched down at Boston's Logan International Airport late Christmas Day.

"And, yeah, it started getting rough", said Steve Chisholm, of SC, who was traveling to Boston on Christmas Day aboard JetBlue Flight 50.

Blinding snow and bitter cold forced the airport to shut down its runways Monday morning.

Despite the shake-up, people aboard appeared grateful after the scary incident. "Pilot did a fantastic job". "Everybody was applauding him at the end".

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The pilot of the aircraft reportedly told air traffic controllers the spin was due to ice on the runway.

"You could tell when we hit ice because we felt the plane spinning around like it was making a sharp turn", Corbett says. They were then taken to the airport terminal by bus.

Winter Storm Ethan dumped at least three inches of snow on Boston, which saw its first White Christmas in 14 years. Due to low visibility on the roads, the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 miles per hour from the NY border to Boston.

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