Jet with 180 passengers slides off Detroit taxiway

ROMULUS, Mich. - A Delta jet headed to Atlanta with 180 passengers aboard slid off a taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. No one was hurt.

Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant said the plane "may have hit some black ice" before sliding from the taxiway onto a grassy area around 6:40 a.m. Monday.

Durrant says the passengers safely got off the plane and were rebooked on a flight scheduled to take off later in the day.

Airport spokesman Brian Lassaline said the plane was towed to a Delta hangar and didn't appear damaged.

He said conditions were wet, and the surface temperature dropped overnight. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

Lassaline said there were no other disruptions to flights at the Romulus airfield Monday.

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