Red Wings escape injury

Updated: 16 November 2007 08:56 IST

The Detroit Red Wings didn't get out of St Louis with a NHL victory over the Blues. In fact, they didn't get out of town at all.

Red Wings escape injury
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Cahokia, Illinois:

The Detroit Red Wings didn't get out of St Louis with a NHL victory over the Blues. In fact, they didn't get out of town at all.

After falling 4-3 to the Blues on Tuesday, the Red Wings escaped injury when their team jet's right wheels got stuck in the grass and mud at St Louis Downtown Airport in the St Louis suburb of Cahokia, Illinois.

Airport director Bob McDaniel says the DC-9, the Red Bird II, was leaving the parking ramp and still was on the taxiway when the wheels inadvertently slipped off the pavement during a turn.

There were no injuries.

Crews on Wednesday still were trying to free the plane.

The Red Wings were making the most of their extended stay in St Louis, spending their already scheduled off day working out at the Blues' practice facility, team spokesman John Hahn said.

He added, another charter jet was to return the Red Wings to Detroit later on Wednesday.

Topics : Hockey
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