Tuesday, October 24, 2017

JetBlue, Airbus A320-200, N784JB: Incident occurred October 23, 2017 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Flight JBU877: Aircraft on takeoff, engine struck birds and sustained unknown damage. No injuries. Landed without incident.

JetBlue Airways Corporation:  http://registry.faa.gov/N784JB

Date: 23-OCT-17
Time: 23:26:00Z
Regis#: N784JB
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JETBLUE
Flight Number: JBU877
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A plane that struck birds shortly after takeoff in Boston made a safe emergency landing at a New York City airport Monday evening.

The FAA said JetBlue Flight 877, an Airbus 320, struck the birds after taking off at Boston Logan International Airport.

JetBlue officials said the birds struck the left engine. There were 144 passengers on board.

The crew declared an emergency and was planning to return to Logan Airport, but was then diverted to JFK International Airport in NYC due to weather, in what would be a more than 3-hour flight.

The flight was headed to Las Vegas. Flight data showed the flight took off at about 4:15 p.m. ET., and it landed just before 7:30 p.m. ET.

The plane flew at a low altitude (3,700 feet) and a slow speed (approximately 200 mph) in a holding pattern over Long Island for nearly an hour as it makes its approach to JFK.

Emergency responders were standby at the airport.

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