Delta MD88 at New York on Mar 5th 2015, runway excursion on landing
|Date of Incident||05.03.2015|
|Aircraft Type||McDonnel Douglas MD-88|
|Airport||New York, La Guardia Airport|
|Airport ICAO/IATA||KLGA / LGA|
MD88 by Aero Icarus
Tower reported the winds from 020 degrees at 10 knots, braking action "pretty good" by A319 pilot report, RVR touch down 6000 feet rollout 3500 feet, but skidded left off the runway. Then climbed an embankment and broke through fence on crest before coming to a standstill perched on top of the embankment at about 11:02L (16:02Z).
Tower called the flight for taxiing instructions but did not receive a reply. Airport Operations told the tower that runway 13 was closed with the tower querying in disbelief, fire engines finally told tower that there had been an aircraft gone off the runway. Tower then instructed the next arrival on short final to go around.
Airport Operations then advised the entire Aerodrome was closed. The MD-88 was evacuated through the overwing exits with the assistence of responding emergency services and the rear exit.
24 occupants received minor injuries, 3 of them were taken to hospitals, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
Emergency services reported the left hand wing was damaged and there was fuel leaking through a rupture and queried tower whether he was talking to the crew, tower advised there was no response from the crew.
New York's Fire Department (FDNY) reported there were 24 minor injuries, 3 were transport to a hospital.
New York's Police Department (NYPD) reported there was a minor fuel leak.
A number of people were taken to hospitals on stretchers.
The airline reported all passengers were safely evacuated and taken to the terminal.
The FAA announced that the airport remains closed until 18:59L (23:59Z).
The NTSB announced they have opened an investigation into the occurrence involving a Delta Airlines aircraft at La Guardia Airport.
03/084 (A0855/15) - AD AIRPORT CLSD. 05 MAR 17:09 2015 UNTIL 05 MAR 19:30 2015 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 05 MAR 17:09 2015
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