Advertiser Disclosure

delta plane slides off runway

Delta Plane Slides Off Taxiway at Minneapolis After Landing from Mexico

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of the offers mentioned may have expired. For more information check out our Advertising Disclosure.

A Delta plane slid off the taxiway at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Tuesday evening shortly after arriving from San Jose del Cabo (SJD) amid a daylong winter storm.

Flight transponder data shows flight DL1819 slid off the taxiway around 6:40 p.m. local time Tuesday, while trying to turn and taxi soon after landing from Cabo. Nearly three hours later, data showed the plane had been successfully dislodged and moved.

A Delta spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying none of the 147 passengers nor crew onboard were injured. The airline said passengers had been deplaned and brought to the terminal after sliding off the icy taxiway while turning toward a gate.


The slide off the taxiway, combined with icy conditions at the airport, closed remaining airport runways for several hours, forcing many flights heading for Minneapolis to divert to neighboring airports, according to data from JetTip.net.

The Minneapolis region saw five-plus inches of slow and slick conditions Tuesday, leading the airport to pause arrivals and departures sporadically throughout the day. Delta and Sun Country, the two largest airlines at the airport, have each issued winter weather waivers allowing travelers with flights scheduled over the next few days to change flights free to avoid the storm.


Lead photo courtesy of Chris Lundberg via Flickr

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Free Flight Alerts

Cheap international and domestic flight deal email alerts

Get Cheap Flight Alerts