Plane Skids Off Runway in New York

An airplane skidded off the runway in New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday. The plane was arriving at the airport from Atlanta when it skidded off the snow-covered runway and into a nearby fence. No deaths were reported due to the incident, however, 24 people were transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The incident also caused a small fuel spill on the runway that was contained and cleaned up shortly after the incident.

The Delta plane was evacuated using slides, and then all of the passengers were transported to the airport terminal on busses from the runway. In light of the incident, the FAA opted to close the all of the runways at the airport until 7pm ET. Previously the FAA had decided to keep the airport open, despite the inclement weather conditions in the area.

There were a total of 131 passengers on the plane according to ModernHealthcare, and thankfully nobody was injured.