Runway Slide Forces Passengers To Sit In Cabin For More Than 2 Hours

Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit suffered an awful two-fer after a muffed landing Sunday. After they survived the fright of sitting in the plane as it careened off the runway and into the grass, they were stuck in there for two and a half hours as crews towed the plane back to where it belonged.

CNN reports Delta isn’t sure what caused the problem and is investigating. Aboard were 153 passengers and six crew members. One passenger described the odd landing as like a “toboggan ride.”

The pilot was attempting a turn onto a taxiway when the tobogganing started. Let’s hope for the passengers’ sake that the current issue of SkyMall was an excellent read.

Delta flight slides off runway in Detroit [CNN]