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Planes have slippery time at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Posted at 10:24 AM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 10:37:13-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A FedEx plane slid off a taxiway Thursday morning and ended up with its nose wheel in the grass at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Later in the morning, an American Airlines jet slid off a taxiway as well.

The passenger jet that landed at 9:16 a.m. had 23 people plus a crew of three inbound as Flight 3277 from Chicago. No one was hurt, but the plane was towed to the terminal, said American Airlines spokesperson Brianna Jackson in Dallas.

The FedEx jet had landed around 6 a.m. when the mishap occurred as it made its way to the FedEx hangar, said Jim McClusky at FedEx.

Two pilots were aboard, and they were unhurt.

The Airbus 300 had just flown from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids.

Crews were able to get the plane back on the pavement and will be inspected before being put back into service, McClusky said.