Monday, January 02, 2012

Allegiant Plane Travels Off Taxiway At Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (KYNG), Ohio

An Allegiant aircraft taxiing its way into the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport went off the taxiway tonight.

The plane was coming in from St. Petersburg, Fla., and landed at 6:05 p.m., according to Dan Dickten, director of aviation at the airport.

The plane was then taxiing on the taxiway when the pilot tried to turn right on taxi H-1. The turn may have been too wide, causing the nose gear and left main landing gear to go into the grass.

Dickten said the planes can hold about 150 passengers, and they are generally full at this time of year.

The passengers were taken from the plane to the terminal. No passengers were hurt, and the plane does not appear to be damaged.

Attempts are being made now to get the plane back on the taxi way. The plane is expected to fly passengers to St. Petersburg later tonight.

It happened at the north end of the airport near runway 32 and toward Kings Graves Road. The engine of the plane has been shut down, and there are several emergency vehicles at the scene.

As of about 7:30 p.m., heavy snow was falling and there was very little visibility at the scene.

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