Earlier today, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 on a scheduled domestic flight was involved in an incident when it veered off a taxiway at Syracuse Airport (SYR) NY.
A Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 operating as Flight DAL1718 from Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) was involved in an excursion incident at 7.30am local time today.
The aircraft, an Airbus A220-100 registered N135DQ, veered off a taxiway to the north of the main runway at the departure airport of Syracuse.
The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority has issued an updated statement regarding this morning’s taxiway incident, saying:
“Shortly after 7.30am today, Tuesday March 14, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100 operating as flight number DAL178 exited one of the SYR taxiways, north of the main runway.”
This incident has not impacted airport operations – the airport has remained open and operational.”
The Airport authority went on to note that the 61 passengers onboard the flight, together with their luggage were disembarked and returned to the terminal building around 8.15am local time; approximately 45 minutes after the flight left the hardstand.
No injuries were reported during the event.
An aircraft recovery team from the airline are enroute to SYR Airport and expected to be in-situ later in the evening. The aircraft presently remains on the grass.