QUEENS — The news that Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's plane skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport Thursday night is only the latest chapter in a long history of accidents at the Queens airport.
On March 5, 2015, Delta Air Lines Flight 1086 skidded off Runway 13 at the airport, landing on a berm on the edge of Flushing Bay. There were about two dozen injuries, but none were serious.
In 2013, the landing gear on a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed on landing. The plane veered off the runway and into the grass. Sixteen people were hurt in that accident.
The "Miracle on the Hudson" in January 2009 happened after takeoff from LaGuardia. The US Airways jet splash-landed in the Hudson after both engines failed. A flock of Canada geese were sucked into the engines, causing the accident.
In March 1992, a USAir Flight 405 crashed into Flushing Bay just after takeoff. Twenty-seven people died on that flight. Ice on the wings and failed procedures for de-icing planes were the cause of that crash.
In September 1989, USAir Flight 5050 crashed while taking off. Two passengers were killed and 15 were injured when the plane ran off the end of the runway and into Bowery Bay. It was a wet day with low visibility.