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Delta Flight Skids Off La Guardia Airport Runway

Delta Flight 1086 skidded off the runway while attempting to land at La Guardia Airport.
Delta Flight Skids Off La Guardia Airport Runway

A tragic event just happened in my hometown as a Delta plane skidded and crashed on the runway during its landing. As far as we know there are no reports of anyone being seriously hurt killed so far.

A Delta Air Lines flight landing at La Guardia Airport skidded off the runway, crashed into a berm and through a fence during a snowstorm Thursday morning, forcing passengers to evacuate by climbing out onto a broken wing, according to officials.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries among the 125 passengers and five crew members, according to fire officials. There was a report of a fuel leak, and dozens of emergency vehicles quickly surrounded the stricken plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the flight was Delta Air Lines 1086, an MD-88 aircraft that slid off Runway 13 after landing around 11:10 a.m. It was arriving from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it took off shortly after 9 a.m.

Video footage showed passengers exiting the plane onto a broken wing and then being helped to the ground.

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