Probably easier to just pull a Sully and land in the Hudson on a day like this.
Delta passengers flying into New York from Atlanta almost got the ultimate NYC experience of swimming with the fishes in the East River, when flight 1086 skidded off the icy runway upon touching down at LaGuardia International Airport in Queens.
Look at this shit! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home
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Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported among the 175 passengers and crew aboard, along with a minor fuel spill. The cause is currently unknown, but as someone sitting a mile west of that runway, I can tell you the sky was dropping snowflakes the size of un-flushable Australian spiders all day.
NOW: #ESU #Harbor @FDNY & PAPD at #LGA. Minor fuel spill. All passengers removed. Minor injuries @Delta @nycoem pic.twitter.com/SbYRLV9FLI
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) March 5, 2015
NTSB is gathering info on a Delta plane that slid off the runway @ LaGuardia airport today.
— NTSB (@NTSB) March 5, 2015
For those of you unaware of the bizarre geography of LaGuardia, it's the smaller of two airports located inside America's most populous and crowded city. It sits right on the East River, directly across from the world-famous Riker's Island Prison. So, any time you land, you're forced to contemplate the possibility of a water landing or worse, making an emergency touchdown in the exercise yard with NYC's not-best and not-brightest.