Official Statement by Southwest:

At approximately 5:30 p.m. local time, Southwest Airlines flight 31 from Houston Hobby Airport to Nashville International Airport exited the taxiway shortly after arriving into Nashville, as the airplane was approaching the gate. The 133 passengers and five Crew members were safely transported into the airport, and we are currently working to support their needs. The Safety of our Customers and Employees remains our primary focus.

As a note, this was not a crash landing.

Nashville Airport’s Statement:

We responded to a ground emergency at approximately 5:20 p.m. CT adjacent to Taxiway Tango 4 involving Southwest Flight 31. Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority emergency personnel responded to the ground emergency immediately. In addition, mutual aid partners from Metro Fire and Metro Emergency Management Services (EMS) responded. All runways are open and operational. There are currently no delays.

Please contact Southwest at 214-792-7675 for additional details.

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