Jetliner Skids Off Runway at Traverse City Airport

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A jetliner making a landing in a snowstorm with 49 people aboard skidded off the runway in Traverse City early today.

Authorities say no one was hurt.

The Pinnacle Airlines jet was landing at Cherry Capital Airport from Minneapolis when the accident happened about 12:45 a.m. Eastern time.

An airline spokesman says the plane couldn't brake when it landed.

Snow was falling heavily and the temperature was about 32 degrees at the time of the accident.

The plane remained stuck in the mud shortly after dawn today.

Federal safety experts will be seeking the cause of the accident.


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