Saturday, March 18, 2017

Incident occurred March 18, 2017 at LaGuardia Airport (KLGA), New York







A jet plane carrying 73 people got stuck in a snowdrift at LaGuardia Airport, officials said.

Republic Airline flight number 5964, operating under Delta, arrived Saturday from Chicago.

The pilot went to turn off the runway to taxi to the gate, and the plane got stuck, said Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The ground crew helped to clear the snow and the plane taxied to the gate without assistance, said Elizabeth Wolf, Delta spokeswoman. 

None of the 73 passengers on board were injured. There was no damage to the Embraer 175 regional jet.

Coleman says airport operations weren't affected. The delay took about an hour. He says the plane did not skid off the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com

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