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Posted: February 20, 2013 8:33 a.m.

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Delta jet slides off runway at Savannah airport

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.


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