Plane slides off runway in Cleveland; 1 injuredMarch 5, 1997
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CLEVELAND (CNN) -- An American Airlines Super 80 jet slid off an icy runway at Hopkins International Airport after its landing gear apparently failed. At least one person was injured, but no one was killed.
American Flight 320, carrying 103 passengers and six crew members from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Cleveland, was three-quarters of the way down the runway when it apparently hit a patch of ice, airline spokeswoman Andrea Rader said.
Rader said when the plane hit the ice, the landing gear collapsed and the plane went skidding off the runway.
The airline said one person was injured, but CNN affiliate WJW-TV said as many as three or four people may have been hurt. The extent of the injuries was not known.
The Super 80 jet is made by McDonnell Douglas.
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