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Delta jet lands, slides into snowy grass at Detroit airport

Posted: 6:53 PM, Dec 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-12 03:04:28Z
Delta jet lands, slides into snowy grass at Detroit airport
Amid harsh weather across the Great Lakes region, a Delta Air Lines flight slid into the grass upon landing at the Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday morning.
 
The plane -- which left from Buffalo, New York -- landed in Detroit around 11:30 a.m., USA Today reports, citing the airline.
 
"Delta Flight 724 ... landed and was turning from the runway onto the taxiway when it left the pavement, stopping in the snowy grass," Delta spokesman Anthony Black reportedly said in a statement. "The passengers were off-loaded and bused to the terminal about an hour late. All bags were recovered."
 
Sixty-five passengers and five crew members were aboard. No one was injured in the incident.
 
The airline has launched an investigation in to why the plane slid – it wasn’t immediately clear if or how the snow contributed.
 
A "ground stop" was subsequently put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration for flights awaiting departure for Detroit.