Sunday 20 April 2014

Plane slides off taxiway in snow with 60 passengers on board

Authorities investigate the scene of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 jet that slid off a runway in the snow after arriving at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin. No one was hurt. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)

A Delta Air Lines flight carrying 60 passengers has slid off a taxiway in the snow after arriving in Wisconsin.

Dane County Regional Airport spokeswoman Kim Jones said no one was hurt when Delta Flight 385 from Minneapolis landed at the airport in Madison at 4pm local time yesterday.

It was taxiing when the Boeing 737-800 left the paved surface. Passengers were taken off the plane and brought to the terminal.

The airport was closed for about an hour while a second runway was cleared for use. It was then reopened.

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