JFK Halts Flights After Plane Skids Into Snowbank

Published on January 05, 2014, 11:00 pm
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A plane skidded into a snowbank yesterday in freezing conditions at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport, which temporarily ceased operations because of the icy conditions, officials said.

The airport was closed at 8:32 a.m. after a Delta Airlines jet from Toronto slid into snow on a taxiway, officials including at the Port Authority, which manages the airport, said.

There were no injuries to the 35 people on board.

The airport, which handles international and domestic flights and is one of the largest in the US, reopened shortly before 11:00 a.m.

Many flights were delayed by nearly two hours while around 15 flights were cancell ed, according to the air traffic monitoring website flightaware.com.

There were also delays at the nearby LaGuardia and Newark airports.


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