A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skidded sideways on a taxiway while preparing for take-off on February 7, 2018, at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport in Maryland, U.S. The outbound aircraft was carrying 143 passengers and six crew members when the incident happened. No injuries were reported, according to airport officials.

Both the BWI Airport and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released statements on the incident, indicating that the Southwest flight 906, bound for Montego Bay, Jamaica, slid sideways on taxiway PAPA while turning before a take-off. The incident occurred at around 10 a.m. EST.

Airport officials clarified that the aircraft stopped on the taxiway pavement, contrary to some early reports about it skidding onto the grass. All of the people onboard were safely deplaned and taken to the terminal. Airport personnel towed the aircraft to the gate and Southwest flights resumed.

The passengers were accommodated on another plane, which was scheduled to arrive in Montego Bay about three hours after their original flight, Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said in a statement for The Baltimore Sun.

Donna Edmonds, a passenger on the plane, described her experience shortly after the incident to ABC News: “We were taxiing on the runway not too fast, we were just at the point where the plane needed to turn 180 degrees to the runway when all of a sudden the throttle went down, we missed the turn, heard the brakes coming on and we slid into the grass. The pilot then came on the intercom and said we hit ice. We all had to leave our personal belongings on the plane; we were bussed back to the terminal and now are waiting for another plane.”

Airport spokesperson Jonathan Dean told The Baltimore Sun that all surfaces in the airfield had been chemically treated to prevent ice from accumulating. The taxiway and the runway conditions were checked after the incident. Dean assured that there was no ice on the path and that pavement temperatures were above freezing at the time of the incident. A friction test of the pavement was carried out immediately after and results were found to be within the FAA standards.

Winter storms have been pressing on the northeast of the U.S. bringing snow, sleet, ice and rain, according to meteorological reports. Freezing rain was also reported at the BWI Airport early morning before the incident. Nevertheless, Dean commented that 75 flights had departed safely from the same runway, Daily Mail writes. The FAA announced it will investigate the incident.