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Plane slides off runway at JFK Airport

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NEW YORK — A plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, halting flights at the airport for two hours and causing residual delays.

The Delta Connection 4100 was carrying 35 passengers and crew members. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said there were not reports of injuries.

The CRJ2 aircraft landed safely at 8 a.m., only to lose its footing and slide into snow as it turned from the runway onto a taxiway. The plane was then towed to a gate with passengers on board, Bergen said.

Passenger Jordan Houlton, a 27-year-old teacher from Mexico, said he managed to sleep through the slide and didn’t learn until later that the plane had skidded off course.

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