Passenger, cargo planes slide off Ford Airport taxiway

A plane that ran off the taxiway in icy conditions on Jan. 29, 21015 at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. (Courtesy: David Kingma Sr. via ReportIt)

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A plane carrying more than two dozen passengers slid off the taxiway at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Thursday morning.

Airport officials said an American Eagle plane landed around 9:15 a.m. on a runway and then slid off a taxiway as it was heading to the gate to park.

A FedEx plane that slid off the runway on Jan. 29, 2015. (Courtesy: Gerald R. Ford International Airport)

There were 26 people on board including the crew, but no one was hurt.

The plane was towed to the gate around 11 a.m.

A cargo plane also slid off the taxiway at Ford Airport a few hours earlier.

Airport officials said the plane slid off the pavement into the grass while taxiing after landing around 6 a.m.

No one was hurt in the incident and no other flights were affected since the plane was not actually on the runway at the time the slide-off occurred, said Tara Hernandez, Ford Airport Marketing and Communications Manager.

The plane returned to the gate around 9:30 a.m.

A plane that ran off the runway in icy conditions on Jan. 29, 21015 at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. (Courtesy: David Kingma Sr. via ReportIt)
A plane that ran off the taxiway in icy conditions on Jan. 29, 21015 at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. (Courtesy: David Kingma Sr. via ReportIt)
A still image from our Ford Airport skycam of the FedEx plane. (Jan. 29, 2015)
A still image from our Ford Airport skycam of the FedEx plane. (Jan. 29, 2015)

 

A plane that ran off the taxiway in icy conditions on Jan. 29, 21015 at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. (Courtesy: David Kingma Sr. via ReportIt)
A plane that ran off the taxiway in icy conditions on Jan. 29, 21015 at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. (Courtesy: David Kingma Sr. via ReportIt)

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