Islip Airport on New York's Long Island lived up to its name Thursday when a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 bound for Tampa skidded off the taxiway, prompting the crew to tell the air traffic control tower, “We just made your day very exciting,” according to the Aviation Herald.
There were no injuries. Passengers deplaned on to the taxiway.
The FAA reported the aircraft failed to negotiate a turn and exited the taxiway, ending up with the nose gear in the grass.
The Aviation Herald said that it usually does not cover minor ground incidents, but couldn’t resist, due to the crew’s description of the incident to the tower.
A few readers couldn’t resist the opportunity to make puns on pun the airport’s name, with one reader posting a comment saying, “iSlip - Did they take the hint from Apple?”
— Kate Rice