It was a several scary moments for passengers of Delta flight 1086 at LaGuardia airport today, as the aircraft skid off the runway and crashed into a chain-link fence. 132 people were on board and shaken up. At least six people suffered minor injuries and two people were transported to a hospital, according to officials at the scene.
The 127 passengers and five crew members managed to get off the plane using an aircraft slide then walked across the snowy tarmac and have been moved to the terminal on buses, according to a statement from Delta.
While statistically speaking, air travel is among the safest ways to travel, when aviation accidents do occur, the consequences can be devastating.
Plane Crashes Can Occur For a Number of Reasons, Including:
- Pilot error
- Defective design
- Improper maintenance
- Equipment malfunction
- Mechanical failure
If you or a loved one was seriously injured while traveling on a plane or at the airport such as JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, or MacArthur, please contact us today at 516-222-4000. Our compassionate aviation injury lawyers will go over the details of your accident and determine if you have a case. It is possible you may receive compensation for your pain and suffering as well as any medical bills you incurred and or lost wages.
You may also be interested in reading: