Monday, March 09, 2015

City of Bangor to pay $35,000 after jet slid off icy Bangor International Airport (KBGR) taxiway last year

BANGOR, Maine — The City Council approved Monday a settlement to pay $35,000 to the Federal Aviation Administration after a commercial airliner slid off an icy taxiway at Bangor International Airport in January 2014.

The Delta flight from LaGuardia International Airport slid off the airport taxiway, leaving its nose wheel in the grass, on Jan. 11, 2014, according to a news report.

No one was injured in the incident and passengers remained on the aircraft as it was towed to the gate. The aircraft was not damaged, according to city officials.

Airport Director Tony Caruso, who joined the airport in 1996, leaving briefly between 2001 to 2002, said he does not recall any similar incidents at the airport, known as excursions, when aircraft leave runways or taxiways.

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