United flight bound for Chicago goes off runway at Nashville International Airport

United Express

United Express

The Embrarer 145 Trans State Airlines Flight 4696, operating as United Express, from Nashville to Chicago was preparing for departure when the aircraft's nose gear went into the grass during a turn, according to a statement from Trans State Airlines.

Passengers are being deboarded and the flight has been canceled.

Passengers evacuated the plane using air stairs and were brought back to the terminal.

"The flight to Chicago has been canceled, and maintenance is now inspecting the aircraft".

Passengers were deboarded from a plane Friday afternoon after it almost went off the taxiway.

The Nashville International Airport Fire and Rescue team responded.

"This incident was unrelated to weather", spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall told News 2. The airplane, however, was expected to remain on the Nashville airport's runway until it was approved to be move by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). No injuries were reported.