Plane landing in Nashville rolls off runway, injuring 8

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An Air France plane sits on the tarmac after it was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Officials said two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous th

An Air France plane sits on the tarmac after it was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Officials said two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous th (Photo: Steve Griffin)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Officials said a plane has rolled off a runway at Nashville International Airport, and eight people were injured.

Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Emily Samuels said in an email Tuesday night that Flight 31 from Houston Hobby Airport to Nashville went off the taxiway about 5:20 p.m. as it approached the arrival gate.

She said the 133 passengers and five crew members evacuated the plane safely and were bused to the airport, where employees were helping them.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Boeing 737 rolled into grass and got stuck while taxiing to the gate. She said the FAA is investigating.

News media outlets quote fire department spokesman Brian Haas as saying eight people were transported to a hospital, most with minor injuries and one with chest pain.

No information about what caused the aircraft to leave the runway was available.

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