Plane slid off runway

A twin-engine airplane slid off the runway on takeoff at the Mankato Regional Airport Tuesday. The four passengers reported no injuries. Photo courtesy of the City of Mankato

MANKATO — Passengers reported no injuries Tuesday after a plane slid off a runaway on takeoff at the Mankato Regional Airport.

Emergency services responded to 3030 N. Airport Road around 2 p.m. Airport Manager Kevin Baker said the twin-engine plane's four passengers were unscathed.

The group hoped to take off through the falling snow, he said, but ice underneath caused the plane to slip off the side of the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident.

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