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Passengers Safe After Southwest Airlines Jet Slides Off Taxi-Way at Macarthur

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All 129 passengers and six crew members are reported safe after a Southwest Airlines jet slid off the taxi-way at MacArthur Airport early Thursday morning.

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All 129 passengers and six crew member aboard Southwest Airline’s Flight 4695 departing from MacArthur Airport early Thursday morning, after the jet slid off the taxi-way according to several news reports.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 6:15 a.m., with a schedule arrival time in Tampa, FL. at 9:15 a.m. and continuing service to Nashville, TN. The flight has been rescheduled for 11:55 a.m.
 
The Suffolk County Police Department reported that the plane finally came to a stop in a grassy area adjacent to the taxi-way.  
 
Southwest is one of two airlines operating out of MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, along with US Airways.  
 
 
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