A Delta Airlines plane en route from Atlanta went skidding through a chain-link fence after it crashed during a snowstorm on Thursday, nearly reaching the icy waters of Flushing Bay.
Authorities indicated that the plane, Flight 1086 carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off the runaway at approximately 11:10 a.m., leaving multiple people with non-life threatening injuries according to reports.
While Oregon Live reported that there were at least six people injured as a result of the crash, at least two of whom had been transported to the hospital, ABC News reported a total of 28 injured passengers, at least five of whom had been taken to the hospital.
LaGuardia Airport, where the incident took place, is one of the most congested airports in the United States and its runways, of which it has two, are shorter than the runways at most other major airports.
Oregon Live quoted one of the plane’s passengers, New York Giants tight-end Larry Donnell, as having said by e-mail that everyone was “able to exit the plane safely,” in reference to the crash.
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
After the less than perfect landing, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines indicated that the passengers were transferred by bus to a terminal.
The airport is located on the waterfront of Flushing and Bowery Bay in New York City’s Queens borough, which is in the northern part of the Big Apple.
The flight landed on the main runway at LaGuardia, which is 150-feet wide and 7,003-feet long.
What are your thoughts on Flight 1086’s rough landing at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport?