Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lots of snow and cancelled flights

Due to major ski boot pain, I've been snowboarding lately. Rode knee to thigh deep snow this morning... it was like surfing! Maybe I'll stick to this snowboarding thing. My buddy Sean is supposed to be flying in today... he was sent to Denver due to a plane sliding off the runway. Hopefully things will be back in operation soon... and hopefully the snow will keep coming down.

American Airlines jet goes off runway in Wyoming

The Associated Press
Wednesday, December 29, 2010; 3:49 PM

JACKSON, Wyo. -- American Airlines says one of its jets went past the end of the runway while landing at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport, but no one was injured and the plane appears undamaged.

Airline spokesman Ed Martelle says Flight 2253 from Chicago "had a long rollout" when it landed shortly before noon Wednesday. The plane came to rest on a hard surface and did not go off into grass or brush

There were 175 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board the Boeing 757. Officials are trying to determine why the plane couldn't stop sooner.

Janice Altman, who lives near the airport, says the plane came to rest in an area of deep snow. The National Weather Service reports Jackson Hole has received up to 7 inches of snow since midnight.

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