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Plane struck by de-icing vehicle at LaGuardia takes off

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Passengers are now on their way to Florida after a collision during de-icing delayed their flight out of LaGuardia Airport Saturday night.

Delta flight 2181 was struck at around 6:30 p.m. while taxiing as it was heading for takeoff. The flight was scheduled to take off at 5:40 p.m. but was delayed because of the weather.

There were 149 passengers on board the plane. Nobody was injured. The passengers were deplaned on the tarmac.

Delta says that because of the delays, the pilot exceeded his allowable hours so the passengers weren't able to leave until Sunday morning. Their new flight took off at 7 a.m. Sunday.

`` It wasn't immediately clear how much damage was done to the plane.

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