LaGuardia Airport closed after plane skids off runway

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Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta to LaGuardia Airport slid off the runway when landing Thursday morning, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official.

According to that official, the plane is a McDonnell Douglas MD-88. LaGuardia Airport was closed immediately after the incident occurred. The FAA said the airport is expected to reopen at 6:59 p.m. EST.

Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said the plane went off the runway at around 11:10 a.m.

WABC reported that the plane hit a fence, but Pentangelo said he could not confirm that.

kristinagrossmann | Instagram Delta Airlines plane at LaGuardia airport

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Delta Airlines plane at LaGuardia airport

Crews are currently responding to the situation, and no serious injuries have been reported so far.

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The New York City Fire Department’s official Twitter account reported that there is a two-alarm response to Laguardia, and that there is currently a fuel leak.

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