2 passengers on Delta flight to Atlanta slide out of moving plane at LaGuardia

NEW YORK CITY — Delta Air Lines said two passengers on a flight from New York City to Atlanta escaped the plane as it was taxiing out.

It happened Monday morning at LaGuardia Airport. A spokesperson said the passengers opened the cabin door and exited the plane via the emergency slide.

According to Channel 2′s ABC affiliate in New York, the passengers also are believed to have taken a service dog with them down the slide.

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Delta said their technicians evaluated the aircraft and the flight was scheduled to return to service.

“The aircraft returned to the gate where the remaining customers deplaned normally and were accommodated on alternate flights,” Delta’s statement said.

ABC-7 identified the passengers as 31-year-old Antonio Murdock and 23-year-old Brianna Greco, of Florida. Murdock told police he has post traumatic stress and that is what caused the two of them to grab his service dog and jump.

Murdock is charged with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, and third-degree criminal trespass. Greco is charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

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