Plane Skids Off Runway Into Snow, Shuts JFK

LaGuardia also closed amid icy conditions

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 5, 2014 8:50 AM CST

(Newser) – Amid today's frigid weather, a Delta plane slid off a runway at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, shutting the airport down for the morning. The regional flight from Toronto had just landed safely, reports ABC, when it skidded into a snowbank. No injuries have been reported; 35 people were aboard. LaGuardia is also closed due to icy conditions. Both airports are expected to re-open around 11:30am.

This May 24, 2013, file photo shows the empty Delta airlines terminal 3 at JFK airport in New York.
This May 24, 2013, file photo shows the empty Delta airlines terminal 3 at JFK airport in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
A Delta airliner is deiced for the second time before takeoff in the snow at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, in this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo.
A Delta airliner is deiced for the second time before takeoff in the snow at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, in this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo.   (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)
A Delta Air Lines plane lands as another plane taxis past trucks filled with snow removed from runways at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo.
A Delta Air Lines plane lands as another plane taxis past trucks filled with snow removed from runways at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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