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(NEW YORK) — A plane skidded off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport while landing during a winter storm Thursday, shutting down the airport’s runway, officials said.

Initially, there were no reports of injuries.

Delta Flight 1086, an MD-88 arriving from Atlanta, skidded off runway 13 at 11:10 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said.

“Customers deplaned via aircraft slides and have moved to the terminal on buses,” Delta said in a statement. “Our priority is ensuring our customers and crew members are safe. Delta will work with all authorities and stakeholders to look into what happened in this incident.”

Images of the plane showed that it apparently crashed through a fence after skidding off the runway.

The FAA said the airport’s runways were closed and expected to reopen at approximately 7 p.m. ET.

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