Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

December 24, 2013

Jet with 180 passengers slides off Detroit taxiway

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Delta jet headed to Atlanta with 180 passengers aboard has slid off a taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. No one was hurt.

Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant (duh-RANT') says the plane "may have hit some black ice" before sliding from the taxiway onto a grassy area around 6:40 a.m. Monday.

Durrant says the passengers safely got off the plane and were rebooked on a flight scheduled to take off later in the day.

Airport spokesman Brian Lassaline (las-uh-LEEN') says the plane was towed to a Delta hangar and didn't appear damaged.

He says conditions were wet, and the surface temperature dropped overnight. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

Lassaline says there were no other disruptions to flights at the Romulus airfield Monday.

1
Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl