Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

Mar 5, 2015 10:52 AM by News Staff, Photo Courtesy CBS News

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a Delta plane from Atlanta has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport and has crashed through a fence. Video appears to show the right wing sheared off.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says the plane went off the runway at around 11:10 a.m. Thursday. The Fire Department of New York says emergency responders are still assessing people, but any injuries appear to be minor.

Images show the plane resting in the snow with its nose through a chain-link fence.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says the 125 passengers and five crew members are deplaning on aircraft slides and have been bused to a terminal. It says authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

Pentangelo says the plane is apparently leaking fuel.

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