Delta Jet Slides Off Snowy Runway

No injuries reported in Pittsburgh incident
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2021 12:07 AM CST
Jet Comes Off Snowy Runway in Pittsburgh
The airport says other operations were unaffected.   (YouTube)

Firefighters had to help 77 passengers and crew members off a Delta Air Lines plane after it came off the runway amid snowy conditions in Pittsburgh on Wednesday evening. WPXI reports that it took several hours to get everybody off the Atlanta-bound Boeing 717 because it was slanted toward the nose, meaning slides could not be used. No injuries were reported. Officials say the aircraft "exited a taxiway" just before takeoff, but it's not clear whether snow was the cause, reports NBC. According to WPXI meteorologist Stephen Cropper, there was at least an inch of snow on the ground at the time of the incident and visibility was less than a mile. (Read more Delta Air Lines stories.)

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