Jet from MSP slides off taxiway at Iowa airport; no one hurt

A Pinnacle Airlines jet reportedly slid off the runway after landing at an airport in Fort Dodge, Iowa. A spokesman tells the Associated Press the airline doesn't yet know the cause of the accident but the airport did report icy conditions.
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A Pinnacle Airlines jet reportedly slid off the runway after landing at an airport in Fort Dodge, Iowa. A spokesman tells the Associated Press the airline doesn't yet know the cause of the accident but the airport did report icy conditions.

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