Delta jet flees at end of taxiway in freezing conditions at Minnesota airport

(CNN) — A Delta jet slid off the end of a taxiway in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in icy conditions on Tuesday night, officials said.

The Airbus A320 had just arrived from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and was taxiing when its nose gear left the curb around 6:40 p.m., according to a statement from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

None of the 147 passengers on the plane were injured, airport officials said. The passengers were bussed from the jet to the gate, according to an FAA spokesperson.

The nose gear of Delta Flight 1819 exited the taxiway as it turned toward the gate “due to icy conditions,” Delta Air Lines spokesman Jess Merrill said Tuesday evening.

“Our customers have been disembarked and are being transported to the terminal, and we apologize for the delay in their journey,” Merrill added.

The National Weather Service reported that the airport experienced light freezing drizzle, snow and fog Tuesday evening.

“The nose gear of the plane is about 30 feet off the curb and stuck in the snow,” Minneapolis-St. Paul officials said in their statement, adding that crews were working to move the plane and the incident had no impact on airport operations.

The airport said crews worked most of the day during the winter storm to clear and treat taxiways and runways, all of which were closed shortly after the incident with the Delta jet.

“Unrelated to the incident, all runways were closed due to increased freezing drizzle around 7:30 p.m.,” airport officials said.

CNN’s Natalie Andes contributed to this report.

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