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Continental Jet Stuck After Overshooting Runway in Washington

February 20, 1996

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Continental Airlines plane overshot a runway at National Airport Tuesday and became stuck in the mud. There were no reported injuries.

The plane was a Boeing 737, Continental’s flight 1156, which originated in Tampa, Fla., and had stopped in Greensboro, N.C., the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said.

Passengers left the plane on ramps, boarded buses and were taken to the terminal at the airport, which is in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington. There were 74 passengers and five crew members aboard.

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