A plane at LaGuardia airport has skidded off the runway while it was landing, according to New York area media. The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane is Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta to LaGuardia, reports CNBC. At this point, no serious injuries have been reported. Emergency workers are at the scene.
Details on the LaGuardia Airport plane skid
Officials said the airplane skidded on the snowy runway. The Delta flight reportedly crashed into a fence after leaving the runway.
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According to the official Twitter account of the New York City Fire Dept., the plane skid is a two-alarm incident. Firefighters also reported that there may be a fuel leak as a result of the skid at LaGuardia Airport. They are currently investigating reports of a fuel leak but have not confirmed that there actually is one.
The local Fox station said on its Twitter feed that all traffic at LaGuardia Airport is shut down until 7 p.m. because of the plane skid. Many have posted pictures of passengers getting off the plane.
People seen leaving #Delta airplane that skidded off the runway at #laguardia and slammed into a fence. @NYDailyNews pic.twitter.com/VZ599pd25G
— Marta Dhanis (@MartaDhanis) March 5, 2015
Passengers tweet about the plane skid
Passengers on the plane and people on the ground at LaGuardia Airport immediately began tweeting and posting their comments about it online. Some reported that the left wing of the plane was bent and possibly severed.
#Laguardia Passenger describing severed left wing “something you don’t hear everyday, when metal starts to bend and fold”
— Dan Bowens (@danbowensfox5) March 5, 2015
We just crash landed at LGA. I’m terrified. Please…
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) March 5, 2015
While waiting to fly, I just watched a plane unsuccessfully land/takeoff? at #LaGuardia swerve off the runway. Hoping everyone is safe.
— Michael J Moritz Jr (@MichaelJMoritz) March 5, 2015
MT Accounts after plane skids off runway at #LaGuardia Airport “@MyFoxNY: Passenger #AaronSmith: “It was oddly serene.”
— Jodi Goldberg (@JodiGFox5NY) March 5, 2015