The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet tomorrow to determine what caused a passenger jet to slide off a runway at LaGuardia Airport on March 5, 2015. Two dozen of the 127 passengers and five crew members on board suffered minor injuries and three were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The incident also resulted in what was described as a “minor” fuel leak, which fire crews who responded to the scene were able to quickly stop.
The incident involving Delta Flight 1086, which was en route from Atlanta, occurred during inclement weather: a combination of wind, sleet and snow that hampered visibility and may have made the runway slippery – although the pilots of two planes that landed on that runway shortly before Flight 1086 reported good braking ability.
The NTSB meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
Following the LaGuardia accident meeting, the board will discuss its safety study on the performance of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service areas.