Fedex plane grounded, again


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Fed Ex Plane Grounded, Again
by Leah George
Published Oct 26, 2005

Crews Towed This Airbus Out of the MudIt was deja vu at the Rochester airport Wednesday morning.
For the second day in a row a Federal Express plane slid off the runway and into the mud.
Tuesday, rainy weather was to blame.
Wednesday, mechanical issues kept this airbus-300 grounded.
Fed Ex says as the pilot was taxing to take off, the plane had a nose gear problem, had trouble turning and slid off the runway.
Rescue crews were again called in to tow the package filled plane out of the mud and to safety.
"This is a highly unusual situation. We're proud of our safety record. Fed Ex takes situations like this seriously. We have contingency plans in place, packages will still be delivered on time," said Fed Ex spokesman Ryan Furby.
In-between the two mishaps, seven Fed Ex planes successfully flew in and out of the Rochester Airport.