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Southwest Airlines plane stuck in grass after Richmond landing

Posted at 6:08 AM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 11:55:27-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Southwest Airlines plane ran off the runway and got stuck in the grass while taxiing after landing at Richmond International Airport Sunday night. A witness submitted a photo of the stuck plane to WTVR CBS 6. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Southwest Flight number 4636 landed in Richmond after leaving Orlando Sunday night. The plane was removed from the grass at about 11:08 a.m.

Plane off runway at Richmond International Airport (PHOTO: Jaime Bain)

Plane off runway at Richmond International Airport (PHOTO: Jaime Bain)

"After making a routine landing, the aircraft veered off of the taxiway and into the grass, while slowly transitioning to the gate," Southwest spokeswoman Emily Samuels said. "After approximately a one hour delay, the 131 Customers and five Crew Members were deplaned via portable stairs and Safely transported to the terminal."

Samuels said Southwest was in the process of gathering additional details internally to better understand the facts surrounding the event. This is a developing story.