Airplane Overshoots Runway; No Injuries or Fatalities Reported

A Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines as flight 1170 overshot the north runway at Port Columbus International Airport as it landed, resulting in the nose gear of the airplane to be stuck in the mud.

No fatalities or injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and no other flights were affected.

The airplane had just flown in from Los Angeles when the pilot reportedly warned the 153 passengers aboard the aircraft to prepare for a bumpy landing due to winds gusting near 30 miles per hour. The windy conditions were blamed for the airplane overshooting the runway, which was closed for five hours until the aircraft was removed from the mud by work crews.

Passengers then had to wait an additional hour aboard the aircraft until shuttle buses arrived to transport them to the airport terminal.

The following video clip is provided courtesy of WCMH-TV Channel 4 News in Columbus, Ohio:

FlyerTalk members discuss the incident here.

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  • xianrocker at 7:53pm April 19, 2013

    That’s a 737-700 not a 757-200.

  • Brian Cohen at 8:42pm April 19, 2013

    You are correct, xianrocker — and thank you.
    When I first saw the photographs and videos, I too initially thought it was a Boeing 737 as the aircraft seemed short in length and it did not have that tell-tale second door on the side that Delta Air Lines often uses for passenger boarding and deplaning on its Boeing 757-200 aircraft — but one report linked in the referenced FlyerTalk discussion erroneously reported that the aircraft was a Boeing 757:
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/04/19/delta-flight-from-los-angeles-rolls-off-runway-at-port-columbus.html

  • Brian Cohen at 12:57pm April 20, 2013

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