Snowy Conditions in Maine Caused a Plane to Slide Off the Runway at Portland Jetport
How do you feel about flying?
Some people love the chaos of the airport and love to fly in general, not minding the tight squeeze onboard or the annoyances that come with a trip in the air.
Others absolutely despise it, either because they hate the process of going through the airport and sitting on a crowded plane or because they are terrified of the flight itself.
I personally don’t mind flying at all, I don’t care about the irritation of the airport and I love everything that comes with the thrill that I am flying somewhere new or going on a trip.
The act and experience of traveling always outweigh the burdens that sometimes come with it.
I do, however, sort of freak out when I fly over the ocean for long periods of time and know there is nothing beneath me except the dark, mysterious, ominous, deep blue sea.
While I don’t necessarily have any fears when it comes to flying, knowing fully well it’s safer than getting into a car, I do tense up when it comes time to land.
American Airline Flight Slid off the Runway at Portland Jetport
Landing is just sketchy to me, going from traveling at such a fast speed to now landing on the ground can freak me out sometimes. I always picture the plane flipping over, the wheel not hitting right, or us just landing too hard, crashing, or rolling over.
A plane full of passengers flying from Philadelphia into the Portland Jetport experienced my fear on a small scale on Monday after we got hit with a ton of snow.
As shared by WMTW, the American Airlines flight slid into a snowbank upon landing on Monday afternoon due to snowy conditions.
The nose gear of the aircraft left the taxiway but the main landing gear remained on the pavement, with the nose of the plane getting stuck in a snowbank.
I know your immediate question is if anyone got hurt but the article shares that none of the 63 people on board were hurt.
The passengers were bussed to the terminal and the runway was closed for six hours for safety reasons. The plane is out of service until it gets fully inspected by the maintenance team.
Even though nobody got hurt and the plane just slid into a snowbank, that would still shake me up a bit and make me feel a little funky about flying.