An American Eagle flight from LaGuardia Airport to Montreal was diverted to Albany Tuesday after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin, but the plane made a safe emergency landing.
The National Transportation Safety Board released new information Thursday about the plane accident at LaGuardia Airport on Monday.
The agency said on its Twitter feed the plane skidded 2,175 feet before stopping at the edge of the runway.
Both of the airport’s runways were back in use by Tuesday morning, a Port Authority spokesman said, and the plane was being moved to a hangar.
Air traffic was shut down at LaGuardia Airport early Monday evening, after a plane’s nose gear collapsed after landing.
In the wake of the plane crash that left two Chinese students dead and dozens more injured, experts and pilots have pointed out that San Francisco International Airport can be a challenging place to land. So are the two New York City airports.
A threat of thunderstorms has caused delays averaging nearly four hours at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.
Under the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.
The South Jersey Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved the $500,000 a year payment under the 15-year agreement, which takes effect on July 1.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending $59 million to prepare its facilities for the upcoming hurricane season. The Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved the money at its monthly meeting Wednesday.
Port Authority Police said the pistol was disassembled and was found wrapped in a t-shirt in a garbage can.
Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.
About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.
The Port Authority says the all-clear has been given after the upper level of the central terminal building at LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Tuesday morning.
Friends of LaGuardia Airport say the $200 million project could attract more birds around the airport looking for food. The activists lost their court fight on Tuesday.