FedEx Plane Slides Off Runway
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A FedEx cargo plane went off a runway and got stuck in mud Thursday at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after the pilot cut a turn too short, authorities said.
No one was injured in the early morning mishap, said Catherine Bergen of the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta.
The plane had landed safely and was taxiing to its unloading zone when the pilot "turned short" and wound up in the mud, airport spokeswoman Haley Gentry said.
Even though there was freezing rain in the area, Gentry said the icy conditions didn't cause the mishap. Fedex spokesman Maury Lane said poor light and heavy rain may have contributed to the pilot missing the turn.
Airport workers freed the craft with a towing vehicle and moved it to the unloading zone, she said. No commercial flights were affected by the accident, she said.