UPDATE: Flights Resume At JFK After Plane Slid Off Runway

Flights have resumed at New York City's Kennedy airport two hours after a plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway.

No injuries were reported after Delta Connection 4100 landed shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. The plane was towed to a gate with the 35 passengers still aboard.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the CRJ2 aircraft was turning off the runway onto a taxiway when it slid into the snow.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says flights resumed after 10 a.m. on two of the airport's four runways. Residual delays for passengers were expected.

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A plane landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport skidded off an icy runway 8 a.m. Sunday, prompting officials to temporarily shut down the airport, authorities said.

The FAA said Delta Connection 4100 originated in Toronto and was being flown by Endeavor Air, according to NBC New York. No injuries were reported, and the FAA is investigating.

Ron Marisco, a spokesman with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, told NBC News that the plane had 35 people aboard and skidded into a snow bank while turning onto a taxiway after landing safely at runway 22L. Emergency crews were on the scene.

To ensure safety, the Port Authority and FAA have temporarily closed the airport so that crews can salt and sand the runways, Marisco said. The airport is scheduled to reopen at 11:30 a.m.


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