Delta Plane Skids Off the Runway at LaGuardia, Airport Remains Closed

By Paul Riegler on 5 March 2015
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A Delta aircraft being deiced at LaGuardia

A Delta aircraft being deiced at LaGuardia

A Delta Air Lines plane slid off the runway and crashed through a fence New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning according to Port Authority officials.

Delta Flight 1086, an MD-88 arriving from Atlanta, skidded off the runway at 11:10 a.m. amid heavy snowfall at the New York airport.  It reportedly lost one wing as a result of the incident.

Passengers reported the crash on Twitter and said there were no significant injuries to the 127 passengers and five crew members on board, although minor injuries were reported.

Officials reported the possibility of a fuel leak following the incident.

All runways at LaGuardia have been closed following the accident, and are not expected to open until 6:59 p.m. on Thursday according to the FAA.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

CORRECTION – March 5, 2015

The original version of this article stated that there was a total of 130 passengers and crew on board the aircraft at the time of the incident.  Delta later updated passenger info to reflect that there was a total of 127 passengers and five crew members on the aircraft at that time.

Accura News

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