Delta Air Lines jetliner skids off New York airport's runway
Sunday, March 8, 2015
A Delta Air Lines passenger jet skidded off the runway at New York City's LaGuardia Airport in snowy weather on Thursday, causing a shutdown of the airport, according to officials. The jetliner was carrying 127 passengers and five crew.
The MD-88, operating as flight 1086, was flying in from Federal Aviation Administration statement had put reopening at 6:59 p.m.when it lost control after landing. There were a few minor injuries while the passengers were evacuated. The plane was significantly damaged and the airport was shut down. One of the runways reopened around 2 p.m., although an earlier
The city fire department said five out of at least 28 passengers with minor injuries were hospitalized.
, executive director of the port authority, said the plane was two thirds of the way along the 7,000- runway when it began a leftward skid that nearly sent it into the water.
The National Transportation Safety Board sent an investigator for the . Delta stated they would work with authorities to investigate.
- Everett Rosenfeld. "One LaGuardia runway reopened after plane accident shut down airport" — , March 5, 2015
- Gillian Mohny. "Delta Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York" — , March 5, 2015