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Delta flight slides off taxiway at DTW

(PHOTO / Josh Tompkins)
(PHOTO / Josh Tompkins)

A Delta flight slid off a taxiway Sunday afternoon at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

According to Delta, Flight 274 from Buffalo, New York, went off the taxiway after it landed at about 11:30 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries. All 65 passengers and five crew members were safely removed from the aircraft.

“It had landed and it was in the process of turning off the runway and onto a taxi runway when it left the runway and went into the grass and snow,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said. 

DTW summarized the incident in a prepared statement: 

Shortly before noon today, a Delta aircraft, inbound from Buffalo, NY, slid off a taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. There were no injuries. The Airport Authority and Delta Air Lines worked together to safely deplane the passengers and transport them to the terminal. Delta Air Lines is assisting any passengers impacted by the incident. The cause is under investigation. 

DTW also added:

"The Airport Authority and Delta Air Lines worked together to safely deplane the passengers and transport them to the terminal. Delta Air Lines is assisting any passengers impacted by the incident. The cause is under investigation.

Despite the incident, operations are continuing at DTW. However, due to the weather conditions, travelers are reminded to check with their airline to confirm their flight status."

No other information was made available.

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