NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) —  A flight headed to Florida ended up in a muddy situation Sunday night at New Castle Airport.

Frontier Airlines says around 9:30 p.m. during initial taxi, flight 1435 from Wilmington, Delaware to Orlando, Florida partially exited the taxiway and got stuck in some mud.

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Both the nose gear and right main gear sank with the engine hanging just a few feet from the ground.

The airline says all riders and crew members were safely deplaned and provided hotel rooms as needed.

Passengers boarded a second flight to Orlando Monday afternoon.

A statement from Frontier Airlines reads in part: ‘The safety of our customers and crew is always our first priority and Frontier is cooperating with local and federal authorities in investigating what occurred.’

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Frontier says there were 105 passengers, five crew members, two pilots and three FAs on board.

Crews tonight used an airbag to lift a portion of the plane, freeing it up just enough to tow it back on to pavement.

 

 

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