MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Delta Air Lines jet slipped off the taxi-way after landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Friday night.

Airport authorities say the plane was heading to the gate at around 7:20 p.m. when its right main wheel went off the taxi-way.

Emergency crews responded to the plane, plowed around the wheel and salted and sanded around it until they could pull the wheel back on the pavement.

Once the wheel was back on pavement, the plane was taxied back to the terminal.

It was Delta #2487 from Atlanta, Ga. and had 189 people aboard.

There were no injuries.

Also, shortly after 9 p.m., a deicing truck clipped the wing of a Mesaba flight that was on a deicing pad awaiting departure to Knoxville, Tenn. Scovronski says that plane also made its way back to the gate and its 22 passengers deplaned.

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Comments (10)
  1. JJ says:

    Why does the headline read Plane slips off Runway, when the article says a wheel went off taxi-way while taxiing? There is a difference.

    1. MManners says:

      It’s called sensationalism and, that’s how you make ratings..

  2. JJ says:

    So if a kid hits his little brother with a rubber band, the headline will read, Teenager Shoots Younger Brother at Home? Are you that hardup for headlines ‘CCO?

  3. david landsteiner says:

    Weak. Come on wcco, don’t make me switch news sites. That was purely pathetic journalism.

  4. Pete J says:

    WHAT?…..Some kid shot his brother? OH NO!

  5. Ed M says:

    funny – the article has nothing about any ‘slip’ or skid, or slide, or anything at all suggested in the dramatic headline. bogus

  6. billy says:

    Yes, I notice WCCO does stuff like that pretty frequently, I don’t get it sometimes.

    Ya ever notice how when they say it is going to snow, they put a picture up that looks more like a blanket or something.

  7. Katie says:

    Agreed, bogus headline but if you all want to bitch about it then go to another news channel and shut it. Don’t threaten and just go. Are you not grown or what?!

  8. kenkhan says:

    Some times Limo service is cheaper than taxis for airport rides. So if you are planning to fly for vacation or pleasure call few limousine services and you will be surprised to know that the rates are not that high as you may have thought, most of the time its a few dollars more than a cab and some times even less than a taxi. Some of the limo service providers offer shares rides and they are deffinetly cheaper than cab.
    Give it a try and you will be surprised !!

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