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Cargo plane slides on taxiway at Salt Lake City airport; flights suspended

A man rides his unicycle during a storm in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. A winter storm blasted Utah's Wasatch Front resulting in numbers of crashes. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Laura Seitz)
December 19, 2013 - 9:18 AM

SALT LAKE CITY - Flights have been suspended at the Salt Lake City International Airport after a cargo plane slid on a taxiway made slick by a winter storm.

Airport spokesman Barbara Gann says flights were cancelled or diverted around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Crews are working to de-ice and sand the runways.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Boeing 757 cargo plane landed safely but slid on the ground.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer says nobody was injured and the cargo plane was not damaged.

Gann called it a minor incident. But she says the airport was forced to halt operations for all flights because of slippery conditions.

The National Weather Service says Utah's Wasatch Front can expect several inches of snow Thursday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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