Plane leaving Reagan National veers off runway and gets stuck in mud

A plane leaving Reagan National Airport on Monday afternoon veered off the runway and its wheels got stuck in the mud, airport officials said.

Delta flight 1763, an MD-90, was leaving the airport when the landing gear on the right side of the plane got stuck in the mud.

Chris Paolino, an airport spokesman said, the passengers have been off-loaded and crews are working to move the plane’s wheels.

He said there are no reported flight delays because of the incident, since the airport’s main runway is clear and operating normally. Paolino could not say how many passengers were aboard, but there were no reports of injuries.

Michael Thomas, a spokesman for Delta, said the travelers are going to be put on another plane that is scheduled to leave at 7 p.m.

It was not clear whether it was raining at the time of the mishap.

 

Lori Aratani contributed to this report.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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