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Airport closed after plane skids off runway

The plane skidded into a snowbank after landing at JFK.
The plane skidded into a snowbank after landing at JFK.
Photo by: NBC New York

A plane slid off the runway early Sunday morning causing the airport to temporarily close reported the New York Daily News on January 5, 2014.

The Delta Connection Flight 4100 operated by Endeaver Air, a CRJ2 aircraft, departed Toronto at 6:10 a.m. and arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 7:56 a.m.

The plane slid into the snow as it turned off the runway into a taxiway to approach the gate.

No injuries have been reported.

Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration stated the plan was towed to the gate while passengers remained onboard.

Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico told the New York Daily News the flight landed safely before it slid off the runway.

“Port Authority police and emergency crews are at the scene and assisting passengers,” he said. “To ensure safety, the Port Authority and FAA have temporarily closed the airport so that crews can salt and sand the runways."

Due to the ice and the slick runways, all domestic and international flights into and out of JFK airport have been temporarily canceled. Flights are expected to resume at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airport are still operationally, although there may be flight delays.

The FAA is conducting a full investigation of the incident.

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