Delta flight slides off taxiway due to slick conditions in Kansas City

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(Courtesy: FOX2KC)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WKRN) — Kansas City International Airport closed its airfield twice Friday morning amid icy conditions that caused a plane to slide off the taxiway.

A Delta Air Lines spokesperson said the flight was taxiing from the terminal around 6:30 a.m. to be de-iced prior to departure, when a wheel went off the pavement.

Six crew members and 123 passengers were onboard the flight bound for Detroit.

The airport was closed immediately following the incident. It reopened just before 8 a.m. but closed again about 45 minutes later.

Both non-stop flights from Nashville to Kansas City were also cancelled Friday due to wintry conditions.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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