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Wind Turns Airliner Around on Buffalo Airport Runway

11:44 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - A 50-mile-per-hour gust of wind spun a Southwest Airlines passenger jet about 90 degrees while it was on a runway at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport around 1:30 on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration has said.

The pilot radioed for emergency crews as a precaution but was able to taxi back to the gate without incident.

A total of 108 passengers and five crew members were on board Flight 2951 from Chicago when the wind gust caught the plane. The flight departed for Baltimore shortly after 3:30 P.M.

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