Plane Evacuated on Nashville Taxiway

Plane swerved into a ditch after landing. Nine passengers suffered minor injuries.
1:13 | 12/17/15

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To other news this evening, and to the runway scare in Nashville. This image tonight, a southwest flight from Houston, touching down, then going off the taxi way. Some passengers injured as they were evacuated. Here's ABC's Alex Perez. Reporter: Tonight, that frightening moment. Southwest flight 31 rolled off the taxiway in Nashville. Airport cameras capturing it all. The plane surrounded by emergency response teams. Passengers in a panic. We heard a shudder and we heard, basically, we swerved off into a ditch. The emergency lights went on, the flight attendants told us, you know, down, down, down. Reporter: The 133 passengers on board the flight from Houston say initially, all seemed norm am. We've already landed and next thing you know, we're -- you think the hard part's over with. Reporter: But as they were taxiing, the plane ended up in this grassy area. Passengers evacuated through emergency chutes, nine treated for minor injuries. The nose and fuselage of the plane damaged. And crews spent a big part of the day using that huge strap to lift the plane from its belly and replace the tires on the landing gear. FAA now working to determine the exact cause and whether the plane had problems with that landing gear. Alex Perez, ABC news, Nashville.

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