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BREAKING: LaGuardia Airport closed due to 'aircraft incident'. Minor injuries reported.

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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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A Delta Airlines MD80 plane skidded off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather. A wing was broken and emergency evacuation ordered because fuel is leaking.

www.myfoxphilly.com...
Instagram VIDEO from a passenger.



Images from passengers and ground crew via Twitter...




Opening post will be updated as more information comes in.



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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Looks like an MD-88. Old airframe in limited use anymore.

It was operating as flight 1086 out of Atlanta. Airport expects to reopen at 7pm. They're saying 125/5 were on board.


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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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So glad nobody seriously injured.

Must have been a scary ride. Glad hubby got out of the East coast yesterday.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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Plane slid of the runway because of snow, no? I think it originated in Atlanta.

ETA: You guys edited your threads as I was typing

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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

If the wing is broken then it's almost certainly going to be a write off. Not many airlines still operate the MD-88 and the ones that do are replacing them. They're too expensive to operate much longer.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:24 AM
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This is one of those times when you're glad you got bumped flying Delta...



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

There could be a whole host of reasons for why it slid off the runway.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

It was probably weather related, but not enough to say yet. It could have been crew error too.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah it probably was but its too early to tell. I've heard reports they landed with a 9 knot tailwind gusting to 16 but I've also heard reports they landed with a 90 degree crosswind. It's very possible the runway condition wasn't accurately reported by the tower and they caught a nice patch of ice.

Those people should feel very fortunate that they didn't end up in the large body of water on the other side of that fence.
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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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ISIS members were seen to have hosed water on the runway shortly before crash, stay tuned.......



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

Yeah they should. It wouldn't have been the forest time one would up in that water.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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This was almost really bad!


I'll bet the pilots needed a change of underpants.
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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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I'd bet that both cockpit seat cushions will be write offs as well.
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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Back in 1982 a World Airways DC-10 hit a similar setup at Logan. Only in this case when they stopped, the cockpit forward of the flight engineer position broke off, and both pilots ended up in the water.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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The frightening thing is that it's been snowing like crazy all day and they just announced that LaGuardia has reopened and travelers should expect residual delays.

It's a total mess outside and the airports should be closed. I'm not sure who's in charge of these things but it's a bad decision.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
This was almost really bad!


I'll bet the pilots needed a change of underpants.
I remember that one.Hit the brakes!



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

WOW they are lucky.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: Crakeur
The frightening thing is that it's been snowing like crazy all day and they just announced that LaGuardia has reopened and travelers should expect residual delays.

It's a total mess outside and the airports should be closed. I'm not sure who's in charge of these things but it's a bad decision.

Yes.Looks awful.Should they be closed?



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: Crakeur
The frightening thing is that it's been snowing like crazy all day and they just announced that LaGuardia has reopened and travelers should expect residual delays.

It's a total mess outside and the airports should be closed. I'm not sure who's in charge of these things but it's a bad decision.





They really push the limits because of profit. Delays = Money.



posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Crakeur

The FAA and airport authority make that decision. The thinking is usually that as long as the ILS and landing instruments are working and they can treat the runways they'll at least land the aircraft in the area and keep disruption to a minimum.
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