Jet Goes Off Tarmac In Houston, But Nobody Hurt

A jet went off the tarmac at William P. Hobby airport in Houston on Monday, but authorities said no one was hurt in the accident.

The Delta Air Lines plan got stuck in a grassy area off the runway after the accident. Airport officials said those on board escaped injury and the jet didn’t affect other departures or arrivals when it went off the tarmac. Passengers on the Delta Air Lines flight were taken back to the terminal in shuttle buses so they could re-book new flights.

This marks another incidence of a jet going off a tarmac in the last few weeks. Back in February, a Romanian plan carrying 46 people veered off a runway, leaving six people hurt. The plane was making a routine landing at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport when something pushed it off course.

Officials think strong winds may have played a part in the accident. The plane ended up stopped at a slight incline, and a handful of people on board were treated for concussions and other injuries.

Back in the United States, two plans collided at JFK Airport in New York City this week.

An Air India flight hit a JetBlue plane leaving for West Palm Beach, Florida. Air India flight 102 landed on the tarmac around was headed toward the gate when its left wingtip struck the rudder of JetBlue flight 145.

“There was a noise. You could feel the vibration but I didn’t know what happened,” a passenger on the Air India flight said.

The Houston accident also marks another mishap for Delta Air Lines in recent weeks. Back in January, a Delta jet at Boston’s Logan International Airport was evacuated after a small fire broke out on the plane.

The jet that went off the tarmac in Houston was carrying about 70 people. Images showed the jet’s front gear stuck in the grass off the runway.