US plane comes off runway

Three people were taken to hospital after the incident (Twitter/GrasswireNow)
Three people were taken to hospital after the incident (Twitter/GrasswireNow)

A Southwest Airlines plane ended up in a ditch after it skidded off a runway in the United States.

Three people on board by Boeing 737 were taken to Summit Hospital in Nashville Tennessee on Tuesday night (local time), the New York Daily News reports.

There were 133 passengers and five crew on board when the aircraft rolled into a grassy ditch near the C concourse at Nashville International Airport.

It had been taxiing to the gate having flown from Houston, Texas.

The passengers left the plane via a staircase and were bussed to the terminal.

A Federal Aviation Administration investigation is underway.

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