Reprinted from kansas.com. By Jerry Siebenmark.
The taxiway where an Allegiant Air jet slid off late Sunday night at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport remained closed on Monday.
The Allegiant MD-80 single-aisle jet came off the taxiway around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, and its 161 passengers and six crew were transported back to the terminal by way of buses.
Flight 405 was en route from Wichita to Las Vegas when it came off taxiway B, Wise said.
“I’m told the cause of this is weather conditions and very strong winds,” she said. The MD-80 in last night’s incident still sits off the taxiway, which remains closed.
Allegiant spokeswoman Kimberly Schaefer said she doesn’t know when the airline will be able to move the airplane. Icy conditions around it are making it difficult for equipment to remove the airplane.
For more information, click here.
For more information about Brodkowitz Law’s aviation practice and our work representing flight attendants, commercial airline passengers, pilots, plane and helicopter crash victims, visit our website or contact us.
Brodkowitz Law serves clients nationally and internationally. We have the aviation law experience and resources to help you win your case. Call toll free 1-888-359-5298 for a free no obligation review of your case. You may also fill out an online consultation form.