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Lipscomb professor on plane that skidded off Nashville runway


Southwest Flight 31 from Houston’s Hobby Airport to Nashville, Tenn., after it skidded off the Nashville runway. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANDY BORCHERS)

Kim Chaudoin at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., reports:

All Andy Borchers was trying to do was to get home following a conference in Texas Tuesday, Dec. 15.

He got home, but the final few minutes of his journey did not go as smoothly as expected.

Borchers, professor of management and academic chair of the Department of Management and Marketing in Lipscomb’s College of Business, was traveling home from an information systems conference he was attending in Dallas. 

He and his wife, Becky, boarded a plane in Dallas Tuesday afternoon and flew to Houston for a short layover before embarking on the final leg of their journey home. They were on board Southwest Airlines Flight 31 that left Houston Hobby Airport heading for a 5:20 p.m. CST arrival at Nashville International Airport.

The Boeing 737 landed without any issue at its appointed time in Nashville, but as the plane was taxiing on the runway to make its way to the terminal, something unexpected happened.

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