Plane Slips Off Runway And Crashes Into Fence At LaGuardia Airport

For all the travelers complaining about flight delays and cancellations, here's a reminder why the FAA does what it does.

During Thursday morning's snowstorm, a plane landing at New York's LaGuardia airport slid off the runway, which had already accumulated plenty of ice and snow.

The plane, coming from Atlanta, crashed into a nearby fence that separates the runway from the northernmost portion of the East River.

It's unclear how many passengers were on the flight, but the plane, an MD-80, can carry up to 172 passengers. The FDNY confirms no injuries have been reported.

The airport remains closed pending investigation and should re-open by 7 pm this evening.

BREAKING: A #Delta jet has skidded off the runway at #LGA. No reports of injuries, so far. Photo: Kristina Grossmann — N. J. Burkett (@njburkett7) March 5, 2015
My day so far. #crashland — Steve (@steveblaze98) March 5, 2015
RT @joshuabroder: @weatherchannel some flights are moving at #LGA but it's slow going with a few cancellations — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) March 1, 2015
#BREAKING Delta Air Lines 1086 was arriving from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport. Photo from Aaron Smith. — FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) March 5, 2015

Citations: Plane Landing at LaGuardia Airport Skids Off Runway (NY Daily News)