Emergency crews respond to United flight at Austin Straubel

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A Boeing 737 coming from Houston slid off the runway when landing at Austin Straubel Airport Friday morning.

A spokeswoman for United said in a written statement that the flight was originally diverted to Madison, Wisconsin, because of bad weather in Minneapolis. That, says DeSimio, is when he realized something had gone awry.

KARE 11 viewer Mike Henderson sent a video showing passengers getting off the plane on the runway.

DeSimio told CBS News it took 45 minutes to deplane in Green Bay.

Henderson told the TV station the plane originally was supposed to land in Minneapolis about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

The plane was carrying 180 passengers and seven crew members, but no one was injured.

Flight 878 originated in Houston, Texas and was headed for Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul, but was diverted to Madison because of bad weather conditions. They were taken to the terminal by bus where alternative transportation is being arranged. "The situation has been reported to the FAA, which is investigating".

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