SLC Airport reopens one runway

Jan 24 2013 - 3:13pm

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A truck with a plow drives pass an American Airlines and Frontier plane docked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were canceled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A truck plowing the runway drives pass Delta planes parked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were cancelled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A truck with a plow drives pass Delta planes parked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were canceled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A truck with a plow drives pass an American Airlines and Frontier plane docked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were canceled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A truck plowing the runway drives pass Delta planes parked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were cancelled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A truck with a plow drives pass Delta planes parked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing Thursday morning, but nobody was injured. Five flights were canceled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates when the runway was closed. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Freezing rain has also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City this morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City International Airport has partially reopened after closing for more than three hours because of freezing rain and icy conditions that caused a Frontier airplane to slide on the runway during landing.

Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann says one of the three runways reopened at about 12:45 p.m. on Thursday. The other two remain closed.

The Frontier Airlines plane landed safely at about 9:30 a.m. and slid on a patch of ice while turning to the taxiway. None of the 139 passengers on the flight from Denver were injured.

Five flights were cancelled and 15 other planes were forced to return to their gates after the runway was closed.
The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines. Seven other airlines also run flights there.

 

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