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8 hurt when plane skids off taxiway at Nashville airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Southwest Airlines plane skidded off a taxiway and into a ditch shortly after landing Tuesday night at Nashville's airport, CBS affiliate WTVF reported.

A Southwest spokesperson said the incident happened as Flight 31 from Houston was making its way to the gate, with 133 passengers and five crew members on board.

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Passengers were evacuated from a Southwest Airlines plane after it skidded off a taxiway and into a ditch Tuesday, December 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. WTVF

The FAA said in a statement the Boeing 737 "rolled off a taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to its gate" around 5:30 p.m.

The Nashville fire department told CBS News eight people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Passengers used stairs to exit the plane and were taken by bus to the terminal, according to the FAA, which was investigating the incident.

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