In the investigation of a Delta Air Lines plane that skidded off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on March 5, investigators say the runway had been cleared of snow 20 to 25 minutes before the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board in its third update on the probe said it has formed an investigative group to look at airport operations, focusing on LaGuardia’s snow-clearing plan and its snow-clearing operations on the day of the accident involving the Boeing MD-88 plane.
Four other planes had landed on the runway after it was cleared, including a different Delta MD-88 flight that landed three minutes prior to the accident.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.