Temporary shut down of New York’s JFK Airport due to icy runway

Published on : Monday, January 6, 2014

jfk-runway-300x224A Delta Airlines flight skidded off an icy runway on Sunday morning at the New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport prompting officials to shut down the airport temporarily.

No injuries were reported according to the FAA latest statements. The Delta connection flight 4100 originated in Toronto and was being flown by Endevour Air. The aircraft was a Bombardier CRJ jet according to officials.

The plane had 35 people onboard and while turning onto a taxiway after landing safely at runway 22L it skidded into a snow bank. Emergency crews were quick to react. Delta Airlines said the plane was towed to a gate and passengers exited into the terminal.

To ensure safety, the Port Authority and FAA temporarily closed the airport so that crews could salt and sand the runways, Marisco said. Flight operations resumed at JFK at about 10:30 a.m.

The flight also came a day after a small plane traveling to Connecticut after a tour of the Statue of Liberty made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx. Neither the pilot nor his two passengers were seriously injured.

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