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Icy patch sends plane off Charlotte runway

Posted February 14, 2010

— A US Airways plane hit a patch of ice and slid off a taxiway at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Saturday morning.

CBS News affiliate WBTV reports that the plane's nose gear and left main gear slid onto the grass. The plane's front tire was damaged.

No injuries were reported among the 77 passengers. The plane had flown to Charlotte from Louisville, Kentucky.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration told WBTV that the agency is investigating the incident.

A trace of snow fell in Charlotte Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.


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  • ncvol Feb 15, 2010

    Surfer- I agree with your comment. Headline needs to be changed from "slid off runway" to "slid off taxiway" from the what is contained in the story.

  • surfer Feb 15, 2010

    did it skid off the runway or taxiway? There is a difference.