Plane gets stuck in snowdrift at NYC airport

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane from Chicago that landed at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday got stuck in a snowdrift while turning off the runway and had to be pulled out by a tug.

The pilot of the Republic Airline flight operating under Delta was trying to leave the runway in order to taxi to the gate when the plane got stuck. The delay took about an hour.

There were 73 passengers on board and no one was injured, and there was no damage to the Embraer 175 regional jet, said Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport.

Operations at the airport, which is undergoing a massive renovation, weren’t affected, Coleman said. The plane did not skid off the runway.

The New York area was hit by a snowstorm earlier this week that dumped nearly 6 inches of snow at the airport.

A spokeswoman for Delta said the ground crew quickly assisted in clearing the snow, and the aircraft then taxied to the gate on its own.

 
 
 
 
 
US

White House reveals Trump’s tax reform plan

White House reveals Trump’s tax reform plan
It may be the biggest tax cut in history. announced a tax reform plan on April 26. The ...
READ MORE >
 

Macron’s French presidential hopes hit with complexities

Macron’s French presidential hopes hit with complexities
This year’s French election just got more complex, especially for perceived frontrunner candidate Emmanuel Macron. Macron is forging ...
READ MORE >
 

EU may lift Marine Le Pen’s immunity over fund misuse

EU may lift Marine Le Pen’s immunity over fund misuse
In a time that couldn’t be worse for Marine Le Pen, the EU has started procedures to remove ...
READ MORE >
 

Austria zoo shows off 4 white tiger cubs

Austria zoo shows off 4 white tiger cubs
Four white tiger cubs made their debut to the public for the first time at a Weisser Zoo ...
READ MORE >
 

79-year-old Alzheimer patient’s love for music and singing always bring his memory back!

79-year-old Alzheimer patient’s love for music and singing always bring his memory back!
In an absolutely dramatic turn of events, as if a scene is borrowed out of a movie, a ...
READ MORE >