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Delta Connection flight slides off taxiway in Buffalo

No one was hurt in the incident, Delta officials said.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — No one was hurt when a Delta Connection flight slid off of a taxiway after landing in Buffalo on Sunday morning.

The incident forced the Atlanta-based air carrier to take their passengers from the plane to the terminal by bus.

According to Lisa Hellerstedt from Atlanta-based Delta, Flight 5058, a CRJ-900 aircraft with 64 passengers on board, had just landed at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport from New York-LaGuardia Airport without incident and was in the process of heading to the terminal when it left the taxiway.

"Following an uneventful landing in Buffalo N.Y., Endeavor flight 5058 exited the taxiway on its way to the gate," said a statement from Delta. "We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Hellerstedt said passengers from the flight were bussed to the gate, a process which took about 40 minutes. She said the exact reason the aircraft left the taxiway is not known at this point.

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Delta said they will be extending a gesture of goodwill to the customers for their inconvenience, according to Hellerstedt.

The incident happend in the midst of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, with millions of travelers heading home following the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Delta is one of a number of air carriers who has already issued travel waivers ahead of a major winter storm anticipated to strike the northeastern states through late Monday or early Tuesday. 


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