A Delta Airlines plane, Flight 1086, skidded off the runway an crashed through a fence at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday amid snowy conditions. Passengers on the plane were not harmed and were shuttled off to a terminal, say early reports.
According to local media reports, the plane skidded off runway 13 at LGA after 11 a.m. local time. The plane was heading to Atlanta.
It’s not clear if there were any injuries in the incident, but preliminary reports say there were none. CNN reported there is a “significant fuel spillage” following the plane skid.
Photos uploaded to Twitter show the plane on the side of the runway. Later photos show passengers getting off the plane.
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It was reported that the plane crashed through a fence at the airport. There were about 125 passengers on board the aircraft.
LaGuardia said that it has closed all fights until at least 7 p.m. ET following the crash.
A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and apparently losing its right wing. Passengers carrying their bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves slid down an inflated chute to deplane and made their way onto a taxiway piled with several inches of snow.
The Delta flight, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off the runaway at around 11:10 a.m., authorities said. Emergency responders are still assessing people, but any injuries appear to be minor, the Fire Department of New York said.
Images show the plane resting in the snow, and its right wing appears to have been sheared off. Video shows passengers trudging through the snow in an orderly line after climbing off the plane.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said the passengers are deplaning down inflated aircraft sides and are being bused to a terminal. It said the airline will work with authorities to figure out what caused the crash.
Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the plane is apparently leaking fuel.
Another Port Authority spokesman, Steve Coleman, said both the airport’s runways are closed until further notice. He said everyone on the plane has now disembarked.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.