Frontier plane slips in Delaware mud, passengers finally take off

 The front wheels of this Frontier plane got stuck in the mud Sunday night. (John Jankowsi/for NewsWorks)

The front wheels of this Frontier plane got stuck in the mud Sunday night. (John Jankowsi/for NewsWorks)

A Frontier airplane slipped off the taxiway at the New Castle County Airport Sunday night stranding passengers hoping to fly to Orlando.

The incident happened as the plane was pushing back from the gate around 9:30 p.m. A spokesman for the airline said it was operating at a very low rate of speed.  The spokesman said as the plane left the push-back tug it slipped off the taxiway.  It never reached the runway.

The Airbus A319 was carrying 105 passengers and 5 crew members.  Everyone was evacuated safely. Many of the passengers were offered hotel rooms for the night.

A new plane was flown into the New Castle County airport Monday morning.  The flight left for Orlando just at 12:10 p.m.

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