When it comes to snow and ice, don’t mess around with traveling unless you absolutely have to. After all, when snow comes in, everything wisely grinds to a halt. Even in one of the world’s busiest airports, when the weather turns, there’s no telling what will happen. Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta to New York skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport, crashing into a fence.
Apparently, the plane was coming in for a landing when it hit ice on the runway, skidded off at an angle, and crashed into some fencing. Fortunately, it looks as if no one was hurt, and it was just a simple issue of rubber wheels meeting ice at too high of a speed, then trying to brake. The passengers were evacuated from the plane via the slides and they were moved to the terminal by bus, presumably to start their adventure in New York transit a bit early.
If we had vertical takeoff and landing technology in wide use, this wouldn’t happen, but until then, the only thing landing safely in frozen weather is the local UFO.
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