Sept 13 The U.S. National Transportation Safety
Board on Tuesday faulted a Delta Air Lines pilot in a
March 2015 incident in which a Boeing MD-88 veered off the
runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport, resulting in minor
injuries to 29 passengers.
The report said the pilot's use of excessive reverse thrust
during landing led a loss of directional control and the
passenger jet's departure from the snow covered runway.
The report also said the flight and cabin crews did not
conduct a timely or an effective evacuation of the plane for a
number of reasons, including the fact that damage to the
aircraft resulted in the loss of the interphone and public
address system, which delayed an announcement to evacuate the
(Reporting by David Shepardson)