Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Airbus A320-200, N589JB, JetBlue: Incident occurred August 13, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York -and- incident occurred April 01, 2017 at Orlando International Airport (KMCO), Orange County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York

JetBlue Airways Corp: http://registry.faa.gov/N589JB 

Aircraft on final, struck a bird and sustained damage to leading edge of the wing. No injuries. Landed without incident. 

Date: 13-AUG-17
Time: 13:08:00Z
Regis#: JBU838
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JETBLUE
Flight Number: JBU838

ORLANDO, FLORIDA —  A plane that departed from Boston had to make an emergency landing in Orlando for a possible landing gear problem.

The Federal Aviation Administration said JetBlue Flight 897 was on its way to Liberia, Costa Rica, when it declared an emergency. The flight flew in a holding pattern off the east coast of Florida to burn fuel before landing at Orlando International Airport.

The FAA said the pilot reported that the aircraft may have collided with birds when departing from Logan International Airport.

A spokesperson from JetBlue confirmed the plane did make the landing out of an abundance of caution following a bird strike during take off.

There are no details at this time as to why the pilot continued to fly down the coast after the strike.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wcvb.com

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