Delta plane crash

NYC is in the middle of yet another snowstorm, but a Delta flight from Atlanta to LaGuardia Airport went off as scheduled this morning. The landing, however, did not go very well.

As they were touching down, the plane skidded off the runway and into a fence just inches from the water, sparking a minor fuel leak in one of its wings and injuring several people. The fuel was leaking at a rate of about 1 gallon per minute, but fire crews were able to quickly stop the leak.

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LaGuardia’s two runways were shut down immediately after the accident, with all flights suspended. The Port Authority said the airport’s second runway would be reopened at 2 p.m. No word whether it has. Several LaGuardia-bound flights have been diverted to Newark and JFK.

“I feel fine physically and hopefully all the other passengers did not have any significant injuries,” Giants tight end Larry Donnell, who was on the flight, said in a statement released by the team. “We were all shocked and alarmed when the plane started to skid, but most importantly, as far as I know, all of the passengers and flight crew were able to exit the plane safely.”

Source: NBC