Delta Jet Slides Off Runway During Landing


NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a Delta plane from Atlanta has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport and has crashed through a fence.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the MD-80 went off the runway at around 11:10 a.m. Thursday. The Fire Department of New York says no injuries have been reported.

Images show the plane resting in the snow with the nose of the jet through a chain-link fence.

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Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says passengers are deplaning via aircraft slides and have been taken to the terminal on buses. It says authorities are investigating the cause of the incident on Flight 1086.

Pentangelo says the plane is apparently leaking fuel.

It isn’t clear how many people were on board.