New York’s LaGuardia Airport closed until Thursday evening after plane skids off runway

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QUEENS, N.Y. — A Delta airplane skidded off a snowy runway at LaGuardia Airport and into a fence Thursday, according to WPIX.  Its nose broke before skidding to a halt.

Video shows people walking off the commercial jetliner and onto snow-covered ground at the airport.  Emergency vehicles could be seen then around the MD-88 aircraft, which Delta said had 125 passengers and five crew members aboard.

The FAA says the airport will be closed until 7 p.m. due to the incident.

The incident didn’t cause any known injuries, according to New York’s fire department, which indicated that all passengers were off the aircraft about 30 minutes after it landed.

Delta said in a statement that customers used slides to get off the aircraft, then headed to buses that took them to terminals.

“Our priority is ensuring our customers and crew members are safe,” the airline said. “Delta will work with all authorities and stakeholders to look into what happened in this incident.”

Delta Flight 1086 took off shortly after 9 a.m. from Atlanta and landed at LaGuardia airport at 11:05 a.m., according to Delta’s website.

According to the National Weather Service, there was snow and freezing fog at the airport when the plane touched down in New York.

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and… LaGuardia shuts down.

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