Talk about having one of those days… A jet belonging to American Airlines spent eight hours mired down — literally — at Sea-Tac International Airport outside of Seattle on Saturday after it got stuck in six inches of mud.
Around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, the empty Boeing 757 was being towed down the taxiway when it went astray and ended up in the muck.
Crews immediately went to work trying to unstick the massive airplane (its maximum take-off weight is over 250,000 lbs) from the soft earth. Finally, at 5:30 p.m., the 757 was freed from the mud.
American says they’re investigating exactly how the plane ended up going off-roadin’ like it did.
Jetliner stuck in mud at Sea-Tac [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]