Passengers Safely Taken Off Delta Jet That Skidded Off Snowy Runway

Two-thirds of the flights scheduled to arrive today at New York’s LaGuardia airport have already been canceled, mostly due to the latest snow storm to slam the Mid-Atlantic region. And there are 130 who probably wish their Delta flight to LGA had called off after it slid off the runway this morning.

The Delta MD-88 jet was arriving in New York from Atlanta shortly after 11 a.m. this morning when it slid off the runway and into an airport fence.

While some on the plane may have endured minor injuries, including at least one person spotted being transported on a stretcher, the airport operators from the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey tell ABC News that “All 125 passengers and five crew members were safely taken off the plane.”

A statement from Delta explains that “Customers deplaned via aircraft slides and have moved to the terminal on buses.” The airlines says it will “work with all authorities and stakeholders to look into what happened in this incident.”

One of the best photos of the accident’s aftermath was taken by New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell:

Plane down

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He also captured a short video of the scene:

Look at this shit! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home

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