Plane slides off runway at JFK; no injuries reported
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, 9:15 p.m.
NEW YORK — A plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway when landing at John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday, halting flights there for two hours and causing residual delays.
“It could have been worse, a much worse scenario,” Jordan Houlton told reporters after he emerged from Delta Connection 4100 along with 34 other passengers and crew members about 90 minutes after the slippery diversion of the CRJ2 aircraft.
No injuries were reported once the plane landed safely at 8 a.m., only to lose its footing and slide into snow as it turned from the runway onto a taxiway, said Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The landing was made 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.
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