Delta Air Lines plane slides off icy taxiway in Kansas City
Five commercial airline flights departed from the airport that morning, according to flight-tracking website Flight Aware, before the airport was shut down due to icy conditions. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed that the aircraft was getting ready for a flight to Detroit and taxiing to an area where de-icing fluid would be applied when its front wheel slid into the grass adjacent to the taxiway. No injuries were reported among the 129 people on board Delta Air Lines flight 1114, who were transported back to the terminal on buses. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A319 aircraft, one of the aircraft that Delta uses for short and medium-haul flights.