Transcript for Delta Plane Crashes Through Fence at LaGuardia Airport
And we begin this Thursday night with dangerous and deadly storm coverage. On the roads and on the tarmac. Tonight, the ntsb on the scene here in New York after a delta passenger jet making a landing could not stop on a very slick runway. Crashing through that fence, the nose of the plane breaking right through, coming to a halt just feet from the icy water. This image taken by a passenger inside the plane looking out there, how close they came to the water. Moments later, the crew with fuel leaking getting passengers off that plane, coming down the wing, standing out in the snow. There were also deadly accidents today, drivers stranded for miles, some up to 16 hours. We do have team coverage tonight. We'll get to it in a moment. But first, ABC's gio Benitez on the scene at Laguardia airport here in New York. Tower, you have an aircraft off the runway. Please advise. Crash rescue. Laguardia airport is closed at this time. Reporter: Close calls don't come much closer than this. That delta plane from Atlanta with 132 people on board, crashing right through a fence off Laguardia's runway, a few feet from those icy waters. I just survived this. Reporter: Passengers scrambling to get out. The emergency chutes not deployed. People having to slide off the plane's wing to safety, the other wing damaged and leaking fuel. From inside the plane, passengers could see the bay. Too close for comfort. When I looked out the window, the left wing was gliding across the fence that was holding the water back. Reporter: When did you realize something was wrong? As soon as we hit the ground it was going way too fast, way too fast. Reporter: The harrowing landing began at Laguardia this morning at 11:05 with freezing fog and snow. Touching down but skidding, seconds later. The plane veering left, driving over a snow bank and slamming into the barrier. And in the distance, you can see the nose of that plane right there through the fence. And from this vantage point, you can just see how much water that plane missed. Just minutes before the terrifying skid, two planes landed, reporting they had no problems bres braking on a runway that had just been plowed. Once of the puzzling elements here is why the airplane veered off the runway, when they still had quite bit of runway ahead of them, and that would indicate that maybe another malfunction took place that we haven't considered. Reporter: More than two dozen people suffered minor injuries. Five people, like this man, carried off to the hospital on stretchers. None of the injuries life-threatening. The runway, shut down for most of the afternoon as the cleanup and the investigation begin. And gio with us live now from Laguardia airport. Gio, you reported there that a couple of planes landed just before this plane? Reporter: That's right, David. Those two planes landing safely, in those same bad conditions. And that's why investigators are here right now to piece this all together. That kind of landing is what so many passengers worry about. Gio, thank you.
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