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Oops: Jet Rolls Off Taxiway During Tests

Nobody is injured during Delta mishap in Atlanta
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 4:20 PM CDT
Oops: Jet Rolls Off Taxiway During Tests
Airport personnel respond to a Delta Air Lines plane that ran off the taxiway at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution,John Spink)

(Newser) – It must have been an awful feeling for the two mechanics on an otherwise empty Delta jet this morning who were running engine checks. The Boeing 737 rolled off the taxiway at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and over an embankment, sustaining "significant damage," reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Luckily, the two mechanics weren't hurt, and investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened. On the bright side, the engines work. (Read more Atlanta stories.)

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