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Airliner goes off a runway after pilot aborts takeoff

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Northwest Airlines plane went off a runway Saturday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after the pilot aborted the takeoff.

The airliner was carrying 154 passengers and crew on a flight to Miami, airport spokesman Mike Conway said.

Conway and Northwest spokeswoman Kathy Peach said they were not sure why the pilot aborted the takeoff about 7:10 a.m. EST. It was not immediately clear whether the jet veered or skidded off the runway.

The Airbus 320's emergency chutes were lowered, and passengers were bused back to the terminal, Peach said. Arrangements were made to place them aboard another aircraft for the flight to Miami, she said.