Delta Flight Skids Off Runway, Crashes at LaGuardia Airport [+video]

Officials were investigating to find out exactly what happened late Thursday, after a Delta Airlines flight skidded and crashed through a fence as it landed at LaGuardia Airport.

As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, two industrial cranes late Thursday were tasked with the job of lifting the 140,000-pound jet plane, which remained precariously perched on the metal security fence where it touched down several hours earlier . . .

The accident happened just after 11 a.m. on Runway 13 as Delta Flight 1086 was coming in from Atlanta.

While it was snowing at the time, two other planes had landed safely in the snow earlier, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.

Photos and video from the scene showed the MD88 aircraft sitting in the snow with its nose through a fence near the water. Passengers could be seen exiting the plane off the wing and trudging through the snow. (Read more about the crash at LaGuardia airport HERE)

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