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American Airlines Plane Goes Off DFW Airport Taxiway

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    An American Airlines plane with steering problems slid off the tarmac at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

    An American Airlines jet that was being towed to a maintenance hangar went off a taxiway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Monday.

    A spokeswoman for the airline said there were no passengers on board and nobody was hurt. The MD-80 jet came to a stop in a grassy area and wasn't damaged, an airline spokeswoman said.

    The Fort Worth-based airline said the plane was being towed to a maintenance hangar for repairs to its steering system when the incident happened. All three sets of landing gear went into the grass.

    Later Monday, a second American Airlines jet suffered minor damage when a winglet nicked a column at Terminal D's gate 40. According to DFW Airport the contact caused cosmetic damage to the column and left a small crack in the winglet. The plane continues to the gate so passengers could deplane.