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Plane from Toronto skids off runway at JFK

Jan. 6, 2014, New York, N.Y. - A plane from Toronto slid off a runway into snow after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, leading the airport to temporarily suspend flights from taking off and landing because of icy conditions.


January 6, 2014
By The Associated Press

No injuries were reported after Delta Connection 4100 landed shortly
after 8 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen
Bergen said.

 

The CRJ2 aircraft was turning off the runway onto a taxiway when it slid into a snowbank, she said.

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The plane was then towed to a gate with passengers on board, she said.

 

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, said 35 people were aboard the plane.

 

The airport suspended operations for domestic and international
flights for about two hours because of slick runways, leaving passengers
at crowded gates.

 

Flights resumed after 10 a.m. on two of the airport’s four runways, but residual delays for passengers were expected.

 

The landing came two days after a major snowstorm dumped a half foot
of snow in New York City, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of
flights and stranding passengers both in the city and throughout the
world who were heading to New York.

 

Passengers from cancelled flights continued to fill the few remaining
seats on many planes already crowded by holiday travellers.

 

The Delta Connection flight by Endeavor Air originated in Toronto. Endeavor Air was formerly Pinnacle Airlines.