By Kate O & # 39; Connor
| January 18, 2019
A Boeing 737 operated by Southwest Airlines slipped into an area of traffic jams after landing at Eppley Airfield (OMA) in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported among the 150 pbadengers and six crew members on board. OMA officials said that "Southwest Airlines flight 1643 left the end of runway 14R after a landing." The airport closed several hours after the incident, but has since reopened. According to a statement from Southwest, the aircraft "landed safely and slid on a runway that was overflown in the taxiway."
The weather reports indicated that OMA had been experiencing freezing drizzle and occasional snow all afternoon, along with low ceilings and temperatures around -5.0C (23 ° F). Southwest Flight 1643 departed Las Vegas, the McCarran International Airport of Nevada (LAS). This is Southwest's second plane that ends up in a traffic jam area in the last six weeks. As previously reported in AVwebSouthwest Flight 278 slid out of the end of the runway as it landed at California's Burbank Airport (BUR) on December 6.