Delta jet slides off runway at Savannah airport

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Delta Air Lines apologized to passengers arriving in Savannah after a jet veered off a runway and ended up in a grassy area.

Delta said in a statement that it apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the Tuesday evening incident at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

No injuries were reported among the 125 passengers or crew members.

Authorities say the DC-9 aircraft was arriving from Atlanta around 6:45 p.m. when the plane's front wheel made the initial contact with the grass as the plane turned onto a taxiway at the end of a runway. Eventually the entire plane ended up in the grass.

Airport spokeswoman Lori Lynah tells The Savannah Morning News that everyone aboard was able to safely exit the plane.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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