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LaGuardia Airport ( IATA: LGA, ICAO Code: KLGA ) is the smallest commercial airport in the American city of New York. It is located on the Flushing Bay in Queens. Named after Fiorello LaGuardia, the airport, a former mayor of New York. Originally called the Glenn H. Curtiss Airport.
The LaGuardia Airport is mainly used for domestic flights and flights to Canada. He serves Delta Air Lines, U.S. Airways and American Eagle Airlines as a hub for short and medium-haul flights in American cities; but there are also handled international flights such as Aruba, Bermuda or Bahamas. Overall, the airport has four terminals, which are connected by buses and so-called Walkways. From 1954 to date there have been eight major accidents.
Several bus lines of the New York City Transit Authority connect the airport with the nearby metro and long - Iceland -rail -road stations. In addition, express shuttle buses of private providers exist to Manhattan and to other destinations.
- February 3, 1959, the Flight 320 American Airlines crashed on landing in the East River. 65 Of the 73 people on board died
- December 29, 1975, a bomb explosion at LaGuardia killed 11 people and injured 74
- September 21, 1989, the U.S. Air Flight 5050 crashed after rejected take-offs over the railway out into the East River. The machine broke into three pieces and there were three passengers died, 51 were injured.
- March 22, 1992, USAir Flight 405 to Cleveland crashed due to icy wings from the start. Died of the 51 people on board 27
- March 2, 1994, flight 705 Continental Airlines to Denver broke the start off in a snowstorm and skidded off the runway into a ditch.
- July 22, 2013, a Boeing 737-700 Southwest Airlines breaks when landing off the front landing gear. Ten people were injured
The airport fire department is part of the Port Authority Police Department.