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Delta plane slides off taxiway at Detroit Metro Airport
8:31 AM, Dec 23, 2013
12:35 AM, Dec 24, 2013
ROMULUS Mich., (WXYZ) - A plane slid off the taxiway at Metro Airport Monday morning.
Around 6:50 a.m. Delta Flight 2283 departing for Atlanta slid off a taxiway en route to the runway.
Due to the current weather conditions, the likely cause was ice.
There were no injuries reported.
About 183 passengers deplaned and returned back to the terminal via shuttle. The flight has been rescheduled.
The aircraft is still off the taxiway at this time. No further delays have been reported.
Delta Airlines released this statement:
"Delta flight 2283 from Detroit to Atlanta slid off a taxiway onto a grass area at approximately 6:40 a.m. No injuries were reported. All 180 customers have bused to the terminal where their flight will depart on another aircraft later this morning. Delta technicians are working to move and inspect the aircraft. "