Atlanta-bound Delta jet runs off taxiway in Houston

10:38 AM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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  • Fire-rescue crews surround a Delta jet that slid off of the tarmac at Houston's Hobby Airport Monday morning. (KPRC/CNN)
  • A Delta Connection CRJ-900 was sitting off of the tarmac at Houston Hobby Airport Monday morning. (Mark Boyle/KPRC)

HOUSTON -- No one was reported hurt when a Delta Connection jet ran off a taxiway at Houston's Hobby Airport early Monday morning.

The CRJ-900 was sitting with its wheels off of the tarmac in helicopter images from Houston NBC station KPRC. The jet, Flight 4302, was being operated by Pinnacle Airlines.

The Federal Aviation Administration tells NBC News the plane was in the process of departure when they reported "communications problems" and was returning to the gate when the plane turned short, running off the taxiway.

Delta officials said 76 passengers were on board the plane. They were bussed back to the terminal and rebooked on other flights. The plane, officials said, will be towed back to the gate to be examined.

CNN says the plane was initially scheduled to depart Houston at 6 a.m. Central Time and arrive at Atlanta at 8:39 a.m. Eastern time. No word on a cause of the incident.

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