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05.03.2015

Flight 1086 from Atlanta to LaGuardia slid off the left side of runway 13 Thursday morning. The flight was scheduled to land in New York at 11 a.m. 

Officials are now checking for a fuel leak. Passengers were evacuated from the plane onto the snowy runway. 

The New York City Fire Department said no injuries have been reported. According to Delta, all the passengers from 1086 are back at the terminal. There are no serious injuries.

Due to the incident, LaGuardia airport (LGA) was closed around 11:15 a.m. It is expected to reopen around 7 p.m. 

Delta Airlines released a statement about the crash:

"Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta to New York-LaGuardia exited runway 13 Thursday afternoon during landing. Customers deplaned via aircraft slides and have moved to the terminal on buses. Our priority is ensuring our customers and crew members are safe. Delta will work with all authorities and stakeholders to look into what happened in this incident." 

There is no word yet on any injuries.

The FAA confirmed that the flight, an MD-88 aircraft, slid off the runway after landing at about 11:10 a.m.  
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