Southwest Airlines flight goes off runway in Nashville, 8 injured

NASHVILLE, TN -- Eight people are injured after a Southwest Airlines flight from Houston to Nashville went off the runway.

It happened at around 5:30 p.m. local time Tuesday at Nashville International Airport.

Officials say a tire blew out or collapsed.

133 passengers and 5 crew members safely evacuated the plane.

Authorities say most of the victims have minor injuries, one had chest pain.

The FAA released a statement Tuesday night:

Southwest Airlines 31, a Boeing 737 aircraft, rolled off a taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to its gate at Nashville International Airport at 5:30 pm Central Time. Passengers left the aircraft via stairs and were bussed to the terminal. The flight just landed from Houston Hobby Airport. The FAA is investigating.
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