Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing at JFK and Rolls Off Runway


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I guess it wasn’t a good night for the folks onboard Delta flight 886 last night which was scheduled from Atlanta to New York’s LaGuardia.

Due to a hydraulic system issue, the flight diverted to New York’s Kennedy since the runways are longer there. However, shortly after landing the plane then rolled into a grassy area.

Delta MD88

Per Reuters, A Delta Air Lines Inc flight made an emergency landing at a New York airport on Wednesday after a cockpit indicator signaled a hydraulic system problem, and the aircraft later rolled into a grassy area, an airline official said.

Flight 886, which was carrying 118 passengers and five crew from an Atlanta airport to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, was diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) because it has longer runways, Delta spokeswoman Leslie Scott said.

There were no reports of injuries, and passengers were disembarked and shuttled to a terminal, Scott said. The twin-engine, single-aisle McDonnell Douglas MD-88 left at about 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time and landed at JFK at about 9 p.m. eastern time.

A cockpit indicator signaled a problem with the hydraulic system, which controls multiple systems, including the brakes, as the roughly 147-ft plane was descending into the New York area, Scott said.

Delta maintenance crews, who towed the aircraft out of the grass, were evaluating the plane to determine if there was a mechanical failure, Scott said.

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