Last night a commercial passenger plane out of Denver slid off the runway when it touched down in Sweetwater County.
At about 9:40 p.m. last night, Dec. 27, the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office received reports of the incident at Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (8 miles east of Rock Springs) when the Skywest commercial passenger plane attempted to land in black ice conditions.

Fifty passengers and crew members were aboard the plane when it happened, but so far there are no reported injuries.
Further details as available.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) runway incidents are pretty rare.

However, snow or ice on a runway can drastically reduce friction.
"A heavy plane can land on snow, slush, or ice, but it reduces the traction and the ability to brake," Scott Mayerowitz, an airlines reporter for the Associated Press said.

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