Shortly after 1:00pm Saturday, a plane departing the Quad City International Airport bound for Detroit slid as it was taxiing to the runway.
According to an airport official only a small portion of the plane actually left the taxiway. The rest of the plane remained on the taxiway. No injuries were reported from the incident.
The outbound Delta flight was carrying 30 passengers plus crew. They were transported safely from the plane back to the terminal.
The airport is continuing to clear ice from last night’s storm. Now with the addition of high winds, there may be additional flight delays. The airport urges passengers or those waiting for arrivals to contact their airline directly for more information.
Skywest sent the following statement:
SkyWest flight 4241, operating as a Delta Connection from Moline, Illinois to Detroit encountered ice on slow taxi for departure and partially left the taxiway. Passengers deplaned through the main cabin door and were transported to the terminal via bus. We are working to help our customers resume their travels to Detroit as quickly as possible.