Delta Flight Skids Off La Guardia Airport Runway
March 5, 2015

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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