updated 10/21/2009 5:28:22 PM ET 2009-10-21T21:28:22

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why a Delta jet landed this week on a taxiway at Atlanta's airport.

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The NTSB says none of the 182 passengers or 11 crew members were injured in the incident.

The NTSB reports Flight 60 from Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta landed on Monday at 6:05 a.m. on a taxiway that ran parallel to the runway where it was assigned to land. Taxiways are lanes that planes use to get to and from runways.

The taxiway was active but no other aircraft were there at the time.

A Delta spokesman says the airline is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB and conducting an internal investigation of its own. The pilots involved have been relieved from flying until the investigations are done.

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