It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday at Boston's Logan Airport.
One of the plane's pilots said as quoted by ABC, "Everything's fine". He says that forced it to touch down closer the end of the runway. "We just skidded on the ice", when talking to air traffic controllers.
Corbett says, despite the terror people felt as they plane slid off the pavement, everyone stayed calm.
No injuries resulted from the incident, though passengers were frightened by the unexpected ride. "And ended up in a snowbank", Jerry Hokansan, another Flight 50 passenger, added to WCVB. "They said the wind coming in was really bad, then he landed, he thought he was OK, and hit some ice". Taxiways are the "roads" that planes use to roll to and from runways. Passengers were jostled, but none were hurt.
'Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal'. Crews worked to clear the runway of snow and many flights were delayed. Heavy snows across the Boston area left thousands without power on Christmas Day.
"Once I realized we were going off the runway, I was like, 'uh-oh, '" said Terri Given, from Savannah. Due to low visibility on the roads, the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 miles per hour from the NY border to Boston.