Plane slips off taxiway at North Texas airport

DALLAS (AP) - Officials say nobody was hurt after an American Airlines jet slid off a taxiway and got stuck in the grass during wintry conditions at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the MD-80 plane's front nose gear slipped off the taxiway as the airplane turned a corner on Monday night.

Airline officials say 63 passengers and five crew members were onboard Flight 296 from San Antonio. All passengers safely exited the plane and were taken by a bus to an airport terminal.

Airline officials haven't confirmed what caused the plane to slip off the taxiway.

Freezing rain led airlines to cancel more than 1,000 flights in and out of the airport Monday.

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