What to Know
- Alaska Airlines Flight 761 was supposed to leave BWI on Friday at 5:25 p.m.
- As the plane prepared to move to the runway, one of the tires got stuck in a pothole.
- The airline plans to have the plane ready for an 11 a.m. Saturday departure.
An Alaska Airlines flight from Maryland to Seattle, Washington, was cancelled after one of the plane’s wheels got stuck in a pothole on the tarmac.
Flight 761 was scheduled to leave Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday at 5:25 p.m. According to a passenger, Elizabeth King, the plane, heading to Seattle-Tacoma Internatinal Airport, was originally delayed due to approaching weather.
King said as they prepared to move to the runway, one of the tires got stuck in a pothole. She said the pilot attempted to power out of the hole, but the plane would not move.
She said three tow cables broke as ground crews tried to get the plane to move.
Cole Cosgrove, a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines, said the passengers deplaned on the tarmac. He said there was damage to the wheel, which is why the flight was cancelled.
Cosgrove said repairs to the plane were being made, and they plan to have it ready for an 11 a.m. Saturday departure.