Aviation experts say LaGuardia has its challenges

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says an investigator was at LaGuardia Airport Thursday documenting the damage to the aircraft that veered off the runway.

The NTSB secured the recorders and they are being sent to the Headquarters in Washington D.C., a spokesperson said.

Just after 11 a.m., Delta Flight 1086, an MD88 carrying 127 passengers and 5 crew members veered off Runway 13 at LaGuardia Airport. It was coming in from Atlanta to New York City.

Dan Rose, an aviation attorney with Kreindler & Kreindler, talked about the challenges there are with the runway.

"LaGuardia is a very challenging airport to get into on the best of days," said Rose.

Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said two prior planes reported good braking to air traffic control right before the incident.

According to the FDNY, there were 24  non-life-threatening injuries, 3 of whom transported to local hospitals.

The investigation into what caused the plane to skid continues.