Arlington, VA

Delta plane stuck in the mud at DCA (photo courtesy @vtspaeth)A Delta jetliner somehow became stuck in the mud at Reagan National Airport yesterday afternoon.

Around 3:45 p.m., Delta Airlines flight 1763, bound for Minneapolis, left the taxiway pavement while taxiing to the runway, according to airport spokesman Christopher Paolino. The plane’s right side landing gear then became stuck in the turf.

No one was injured during the incident, and all passengers were offloaded, returned to the terminal and rebooked on different flights.

“The airport’s main runway remained open and landings and departures continued while airport personnel worked to free the aircraft,” Paolino said. “The plane was pulled free at approximately 7:15 p.m.”

Photo courtesy @vtspaeth


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