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Passengers react after plane goes off runway

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Although all 125 passengers got off the plane without any injuries, many said they were a little annoyed by the long wait after their plane veered off the runway and into the grass Tuesday night.

WTOC spoke with one passenger on the Delta flight from Atlanta to Savannah who said he waited two hours to claim his luggage. He was able to snap a few pictures once off the plane before being told to put his camera phone away. He also told WTOC he heard passengers would be compensated $200 for the incident.

WTOC is unable to confirm that at this point, but a statement from Delta released to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport says the following: 

Flight 2307, a DC-9 inbound from Atlanta, landed in Savannah, GA at approximately 6:49 PM ET. As the aircraft turned onto the taxiway, the nose wheel of the aircraft made contact with the grass. No injuries were reported and all 125 customers and crewmembers deplaned safely on the tarmac and were bussed to the terminal. Delta apologizes for the inconvenience this has caused.

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