Delta employees, including volunteers of the Delta Care Team in and en route to New York, are assisting passengers of Delta flight 1086. Aircraft maintenance technicians, investigators and other Delta specialists also will arrive in New York shortly to assist with the investigation.

Delta Air Lines Flight 1086, a MD-88 en route from Atlanta to New York-LGA, exited Runway 13 during landing. The incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. local time Thursday.  There were 127 passengers and five crew members on board.  Passengers deplaned and moved to the terminal on buses. Minor injuries have been reported.

The MD-88 involved in today's incident was delivered new to Delta in 1987.  The aircraft last had a major maintenance overhaul in December 2010.  These overhauls are performed every seven or eight years, depending on aircraft type. Its most recent maintenance service check was March 3, 2015.  

Delta operations at New York-LGA

Delta has had approximately 230 cancellations today at New York-LGA as a result of winter weather and the closure of one runway.  The airline is proactively assisting customers with their travel.

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SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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