Plane carrying 77 passengers slides off taxiway in Pittsburgh

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Plane carrying 77 passengers slides off taxiway in Pittsburgh
Plane carrying 77 passengers slides off taxiway in Pittsburgh

An airplane with 77 people on board slid off a taxiway at Pittsburgh International Airport Wednesday evening.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is told a Delta flight to Atlanta was being taxied to the runway for takeoff when it hit ice.

A spokesperson for the airport said there were 77 people on board flight number 2231 when the incident happened around 6:30 p.m.

At 9:45 p.m., airport officials said all passengers have been safely deplaned and shuttled to the airport terminal. There are no reported injuries.

Airport emergency crews remain at the site.

A passenger who was on the plane, Tanya Penniman, said at 8:30 p.m., two hours after the incident, that crews were taking the evacuation slide off the plane and the fire department was going to set-up stairs in the back of the plane to get everyone off.

Penniman said she was off the plane and on a bus at 9:05 p.m.

The airport remains open and there has been no impact to other operations, officials said.

Read the full statement from Delta Air Lines below:

“While on taxi-out prior to departure, Delta flight 2231 from Pittsburgh to Atlanta exited the taxiway paved surface. Delta teams worked with the airport authority to safely transport customers back to the terminal. We apologize to our customers for the delay and inconvenience and are working to reaccommodate them as quickly as possible.”

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