FedEx plane leaves runway in Louisville after aborted take-off

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - In Louisville, Kentucky, officials say a FedEx plane went off the runway at Louisville International Airport this morning after the pilot aborted take-off.

Airport spokeswoman Trish Burke says there were no injuries and no apparent damage to the plane.

Airport authorities were waiting for permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to move the Boeing 727.

The plane, with a crew of three, was taking off for Memphis, where the package delivery company is based. FedEx officials in Memphis said they had no details about the accident.

FAA spokesman Les Dorr says the agency was investigating and it wasn't immediately known why the pilot stopped the take-off.

In December 2003, a FedEx jet caught fire after landing at the airport in Memphis. The National Transportation Safety Board faulted the pilot and the flight captain. The company changed its training regimen after that incident.

A FedEx crew also was blamed by NTSB for a 2002 accident at the Tallahassee Airport.

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