Plane veers off runway at U.S. airport, no injuries reported

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-04 04:19:17|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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HOUSTON, June 3 (Xinhua) -- An aircraft veered off the runway at the San Antonio International Airport in the U.S. state of Texas Saturday morning, causing no injuries but delays at the airport.

The incident occurred before 10 a.m. local time after American Airlines Flight 2214 aborted the runway after takeoff at a low speed as it was departing for Dallas. The plane got stuck on the edge of the runway in the mud.

In a statement to local media, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said passengers exited the aircraft by a stairway and no injuries have been reported.

A Facebook post from the San Antonio International Airport said 38 passengers and six crew members were bused back to the terminal.

The incident caused the airport to close its one operating runway. At the time of the incident, the airport's other commercial aircraft runway was closed for scheduled construction. All commercial flights were suspended due to the incident.

The runway will remain closed until crews were able to safely clear the aircraft from the runway vicinity. The airport posted on Facebook that they were in the process of restoring normal operations.

It was not immediately clear when the flights will resume.