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Delta Airlines jet runs off runway at Dane County Regional AirportBoeing 737-800 jet operated by Delta Airlines slid off a snow-covered runway Monday afternoon at the Dane County Regional Airport, authorities said. (host.madison.com) More...
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I'm always amazed by the opinions expressed in these type incidents. Any airplane on any surface without traction is a handful. I'm sure the crew did not intend to have this situation and did everything they could to save it after it got away from them. The most important thing is - no one was hurt!
Hey...it's a common occurance. Plane can't stop at the end of the runway and slid off the prepared surface. Nose first. It's really a non-event...mostly inconvienent for the passengers.
When this happens there are some required inspections that are required... But rarely show any damage...
So how did it get on the taxiway to slide off the taxiway after landing on the runway and running off the runway??? TURDS TURDS TURDS!!!
Yeah it is sad. It is all about the headline to get you to look. Facts are no longer important in the desire to get "Most Viewed". Delta Jet slides off pavement while taxing due to ice on taviway, would not get many views.
In this case, I don't think the headline is misleading. The first photo clearly shows a runway mandatory sign for 18/36 @ TWY A6. The aircraft is on the runway side of that sign. Now, looking at an airport diagram, TWY A6 is at the far South end of Runway 18, and the aircraft is further South of that. There is also a link to the ATC audio that accompanies the article. You will here the controller instructing DL to report when clear of the runway. When they did not, the controller inquired about their position and sent another aircraft around.
Runways are normally treated and maintained. Taxiways are not always.. An especially not all of them