Giants TE Larry Donnell Walks Away Unharmed After Botched Plane Landing

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterMarch 5, 2015

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Larry Donnell appears to have walked away unharmed Thursday morning after his flight ran off the end of the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport and came to an unceremonious stop atop a nearby berm.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Wilkening, Donnell was aboard Delta Airlines Flight 1086, which slid down the landing strip and broke through a security fence after attempting to touch down in the middle of a driving snowstorm.

The New York Daily News' Tina Moore reports that no passengers aboard the flight have been designated as seriously injured, and judging by Donnell's Instagram posts, everyone is just happy to be off the plane. 

Donnell posted a video and a picture taken from the snowy runway. (Warning: Some NSFW language.)

"Look at this s--t! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home," Donnell wrote in his caption.

The landing was an unfortunate situation, but another angle of the plane shows that things could've gone much worse. CBSN tweeted a picture showing the body of water the plane could've ran into had it continued sliding.

Newsday's Tom Rock tweeted that Donnell was flying into New York from Atlanta to sign his exclusive-rights contract with the Giants.

Donnell has issued a statement through the Giants' public relations department saying he's fine and that, to his knowledge, there were no serious injuries to passengers or the crew. 

Regarding the weather, Donnell is spot-on about staying at home. 

As a former Floridian who has nearly shattered 15 vertebrae on the icy sidewalks of Chicago this winter, I can confirm that there is no reason for anyone to travel north of the Mason-Dixon Line until late June, possibly July.

Don't come up here. As Donnell says, stay your [redacted] at home and fax the documents. I think those contraptions still exist.

Dan is on Twitter. He will emerge from his lair come Memorial Day weekend.

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