Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 757-200: Incident occurred August 20, 2019 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York, New York

Aircraft landed and while taxiing lost the nose wheel and axle.

Date: 20-AUG-19
Time: 15:28:00Z
Flight Number: DAL415
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 752
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
City: NEW YORK CITY
State: NEW YORK

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A passenger plane with nearly 200 people on board have a terrifying close call at JFK Airport Tuesday afternoon.

CBS2’s Tony Aiello reports the Delta flight from Portugal declared an emergency after the axle of its nose gear broke – causing one of the plane’s wheels to come off.

Port Authority officials report that 193 passengers were on board the flight, but luckily there were no injuries reported.

The fliers were escorted off the flight using emergency stairs by first responders around 12:30 p.m. after the damaged 757 airliner was towed to a gate.

Story and video ➤ https://newyork.cbslocal.com

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