Southwest Airlines Jet Crashes On Tennessee Runway

At least three people reportedly were hurt.

A Southwest Airlines jet reportedly slid off the runway at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee Tuesday, injuring at least three people. 

The plane, which Southwest said was carrying 133 passengers and five crew members, apparently crashed during its landing around 5:40 p.m., according to news reports. It skidded off the runway and into a ditch.

The plane "exited the taxiway shortly after arriving into Nashville, as the airplane was approaching the gate," Southwest said in a statement.

The Tennessean reported that a Nashville fire department spokesman said two people had minor injuries and a third sought treatment for chest pains.

The airliner had taken off from Houston, according to TV station WSMV.

An airport spokesman didn't immediately respond to HuffPost's inquiries. 

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