United Airlines plane skids off runway at Spokane airport

Story highlights

  • United Airlines Flight 812 was taxiing to fly to Denver
  • Spokane airport spokesman says no injuries

(CNN)A United Airlines jet slid off a taxiway in Spokane, Washington, early Tuesday while getting ready to fly to Denver, an FAA spokesman said.

There were 175 people on board. None were injured, said Spokane International Airport spokesman Todd S. Woodard.
Flight 812 was scheduled to depart the Spokane airport around 5:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. ET), according to the United website.
    Passengers were taken off the plane and bused to a terminal, Woodard said. The airport was closed while officials evaluated braking conditions. It reopened at 8:45 a.m. (11:45 a.m. ET), according to the airport's Twitter page.
    It was not clear whether weather played any role in the incident. The National Weather Service reported subfreezing temperatures and mostly cloudy skies in Spokane at the time.
    Located near the Idaho border some 250 miles from Seattle, Spokane International Airport is the second-largest airport in Washington state.
    According to its website, some 3 million passengers flying on six airlines and 64,000 tons of cargo pass through Spokane International Airport each year.