Jet slips off runway at Minneapolis, St. Paul airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - December 3, 2010

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski says the plane had landed and was taxiing to the gate when its right main wheel slid into a grassy area about 7:20 p.m. Friday. No one was hurt.

The plane from Atlanta was carrying 189 passengers.

Scovronski says airport crews laid down sand and dug out the jet's wheel. It taxied to the gate about 8:30 p.m.

Then shortly after 9 p.m., a deicing truck clipped the wing of a Mesaba flight that was on a deicing pad awaiting departure to Knoxville, Tenn. Scovronski says that plane also made its way back to the gate and its 22 passengers deplaned.

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