147 passengers were evacuated after a Delta Air Lines Airbus A320 aircraft slid off the taxiway and became stuck in the snow after landing in Minnesota, the United States.
The incident occurred on January 3, 2023, when the 19.4-year-old Delta Air Lines A320-200 plane, registered N378NW, arrived at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) in the US from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) in Mexico, according to flight history found on Flightradar24.com.
At around 6:40 pm local time, the aircraft was taxiing to the gate, when its front wheel slid off the pavement and became stuck in nearby snow.
One of the incident witnesses shared video footage from the scene, which showed multiple rescue services attempting to retrieve the stuck plane.
According to Fox9, passenger evacuation took around an hour. No injuries were reported.
Shortly afterwards, and unrelated to the incident, MSP airport was forced to temporarily shut down for several hours resulting in a number of flight cancelations and delays, with several flights redirected to other airports due to “excessive freezing drizzle,” the airport explained in a statement.