Delta plane taxiway Buffalo airport, slides off runway


Delta plane taxiway Buffalo airport, slides off runway.

No one was hurt when a Delta Connection flight slid off of a taxiway after landing in Buffalo on Sunday morning.

The incident forced the Atlanta-based air carrier to take their passengers from the plane to the terminal by bus.

According to Lisa Hellerstedt from Atlanta-based Delta, Flight 5058, a CRJ-900 aircraft with 64 passengers on board, had just landed at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport from New York-LaGuardia Airport without incident and was in the process of heading to the terminal when it left the taxiway.

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“Following an uneventful landing in Buffalo N.Y., Endeavor flight 5058 exited the taxiway on its way to the gate,” said a statement from Delta. “We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

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Hellerstedt said passengers from the flight were bussed to the gate, a process which took about 40 minutes. She said the exact reason the aircraft left the taxiway is not known at this point.

Delta said they will be extending a gesture of goodwill to the customers for their inconvenience, according to Hellerstedt.

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The incident happend in the midst of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, with millions of travelers heading home following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Delta is one of a number of air carriers who has already issued travel waivers ahead of a major winter storm anticipated to strike the northeastern states through late Monday or early Tuesday.


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