Plane That Skidded Through Fence At LaGuardia Removed

NEW YORK — The Delta jetliner that skidded and smashed through a fence at LaGuardia Airport has been removed from the runway.

Cranes were used overnight to remove plane.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Friday morning that Runway 13 had not yet been reopened. The airport has two runways.

Six people were hurt in the incident Thursday. The nose of the plane came to rest just feet from icy Flushing Bay.

The plane was being taken to a hangar.

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to retrieve the flight data and cockpit voice recorders and to document damage to the aircraft.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.