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Plane wheel gets stuck in mud at Edmonton International Airport

A flight arriving at the Edmonton International Airport had an unexpected hiccup when a rear wheel rolled off the tarmac and got stuck in some grass and mud on Tuesday afternoon.

Around 2:20 p.m., United Airlines flight 2308 from Denver to Edmonton was “disabled when its back wheel became stuck just off the maneuvering area while taxiing into YEG,” according to the airport.

“One of the wheels got stuck. Obviously, we’ve been experiencing a quite a bit of rain today, and that aircraft was then disabled,” said airport spokesperson Erin Isfeld.

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A post on social media by a passenger showed emergency crews arriving at the plane, where they said stairs were brought out for everyone to disembark.

A statement from the airport said the airline offloaded the passengers and crew and busses were brought out to transport everyone to the terminal.

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“Once they arrived here in the terminal, we were able to get them into the CBSA area because they did have to clear customs,” Isfeld said. “Our passenger experience team was there waiting with refreshments for them as well.”

The plane involved is an Airbus A320-232, which United Airlines said was carrying 165 passengers and five crew members.

As of publishing, the airport said the plane was still in the maneuvering area but was not blocking the runway, and airport operations were unaffected.

The airport said the airline was still figuring out what to do about the departing flight that would have used that same aircraft.

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