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Minnesota Vikings plane slides off taxiway at Wisconsin's Appleton International Airport

Crews are in the process of deplaning the Minnesota Vikings team at Appleton International Airport, December 23, 2016. (WLUK)

GREENVILLE, Wis. (WLUK) - The Minnesota Vikings say a plane carrying the NFL team slid off the taxiway at Appleton International Airport Friday afternoon.


Airport director, Abe Weber, said the incident happened at 5:10 p.m. No one was injured.

The plane landed safely but Weber said as the plane was taxiing in, one of the rear main landing gears left the pavement and became stuck.

The plane stopped 200 yards from the terminal and the airport's boarding bridges are not long enough to reach the plane, Weber said.

The team remained on the plane for more than four hours due to safety concerns

Local fire departments used a fire truck to assist passengers in deplaning.


Weber expects this process to take a few hours.

The plane is carrying around 150 passengers and the fire trucks are able to take two people off at a time.





The Vikings are scheduled to play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Christmas Eve at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

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