APPLETON -- The plane that slid off a snow-covered taxiway in Appleton Friday night belongs to the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple reports.
The Vikings' official Twitter account reported the news just after 7:00 p.m. Friday:
While taxiing after a safe landing, the team plane slid off the runway and became stuck. We are waiting patiently to exit the plane.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 24, 2016
KSTP-TV sports reporter Chris Long shared on defensive player Anthony Harris' account of the accident:
#Vikings DB Anthony Harris says team plane slid off Appleton runway, went into grass, tire sank into grass. Team currently stuck on plane.
— Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) December 24, 2016
The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TODAY'S TMJ4's sister station NBC 26 in Green Bay that a plane did indeed slide off the taxiway, but hasn't yet confirmed it belonged to the Vikings.
No injuries were reported, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies say the airplane was moving at a slow speed.
The Vikings play the Green Bay Packers at noon on Christmas Eve.
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