Delta Plane Skids Off Runway, Through Fence in NYC
Amid heavy snow in New York City, a Delta plane skidded across runway before crashing into a fence just feet from NYC’s East River on Thursday. Delta Flight 1086 was coming in for landing to LaGuardia Airport from Atlanta, but instead of a smooth landing, all 127 passengers and five crew members had to be evacuated by the fire department.
No life-threatening injuries were reported, but 24 people were injured.
The plane came in around 11 AM Eastern Time. Immediately following the crash, the runway was closed for hours. It is unclear if weather was a factor in the crash. Speaking with CBS New York, the Port Authority of New York said the runway had been plowed just before Flight 1086 attempted to land.
The images and videos uploaded by passengers and others at LaGuardia show just how close the plane was to pitching into the frigid water.