8 Injured as Southwest Airlines Flight Rolls Off Taxiway

The Nashville-bound flight rolled off a taxiway into grass.
1:29 | 12/16/15

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Now to that scary moment on that southwest jet in Nashville rolling off the runway and into a ditch after a rough landing. This comes as millions of Americans are gearing up, of course, for holiday travel. ABC's Alex Perez is in Nashville with the latest. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Good morning, robin. That plane has been moved. You can see it's still on the tarmac. Passengers say they knew something went terribly wrong just seconds after landing. Overnight, a frightening moment for 133 passengers aboard this Boeing 737. Terrifying to feel it bounce up and down. Reporter: From Houston bound for Nashville making a rough landing at Nashville international airport at 5:20 P.M. Just as passengers thought they were safe, the plane rolling off the runway into a ditch. Emergency crews and ambulances immediately called to the scene and panicked passengers trying to grab bags from the overhead bins before evacuating down the jetliner's emergency chute. They made sure there was no fire, explosion or anything and made sure everyone was able to get off quickly. Reporter: Eight passengers rushed to the hospital and later released with minor injuries. Both the nose of the plane and its side suffering damage. And the FAA is still working to pinpoint what exactly triggered all this including the possibility that the plane blew a tire or was having problems with its landing gear. George. Okay, Alex, thanks.

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