Jets Slides Off Runway at JFK Airport

JFK closes for hours as 2500 flights are canceled.
3:00 | 01/05/14

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And a dangerous scene playing out at jfk airport today where a plane skid into a snow bank. The f passengers. No one was hurt. Pilots landing on snowy runways across this country, making for some tense flying for passengers as others sleep this sunday night in terminals yet again. Abc's linzie janis again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, snow, ice, even freezing rain, making runways from the midwest to the northeast stretch routreacherous. This delta flight sliding off a taxiway at new york's jfk had to be dug out and towed away. At chicago o'hare, this spirit airlines flight skidding off the runway. And check thought small plane on an expressway in the bronx. Mayday. Mayday. We are losing engine. Tower, tower, we're losing engine power. Reporter: The pilot, on his way to connecticut, making a miraculous landing. I'll never make it. Where do we touchdown? We are going to touchdown on the deegan expressway. Reporter: No one hurt in any of those potential plane disasters. But as pilots and airlines put safety first, it's sheer chaos inside the airports. We don't have a plane, we don't have a crew, then they say they have a crew, they don't have plane. It's a big back and forth. Reporter: Jet blue announcing today it's canceling dozens of flights out of boston's logan airport, saying it will take days, not hours, to get people where they're going. Today, passengers departing for chicago experiencing delays over five hours long on average. Departing for detroit, more than three hours. Still, some travelers are trying to see the adventure in it all. Lisa cho and her friends camping OUT at LaGuardia for four days now. This is hour home. We even built a little fort. I even have on my pajamas. Everyone else does, too. We built a little fort. Reporter: It's going to take days to clear the backlog of passengers. And with more freezing temperatures headed toward the northeast next week, david,

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