Delta A319 Makes Emergency Landing At JFK After It Sustained Mysterious Nosecone Damage

A Delta A319 made an emergency landing at New York-JFK. 

A Delta Airlines Airbus A319 bound for New York's LaGuardia Airport made an emergency landing at New York-JFK with mysterious nosecone damage on Monday night.


The Airbus A319 was operating flight DL1076 from Palm Beach, Florida to LaGuardia, New York. The aircraft was carrying 43 passengers in addition with crew members.

The aircraft landed safely at New York-JFK Airport after the crew reported a problem with its navigation equipment during descent.


The aircraft suffered damage during descent. Photo: FlightRadar24

The Delta A319-100, with registration N342NB was delivered to Delta Airlines back in October, 2008. However, the aircraft was initially delivered to Northwest Airlines back in May, 2002 and is currently 18.2 years old.

Photos shared in internet shows that the plane's front cone sustained significant damage due to hail storm. The aircraft suffered damage when it was flying through intense hail on descent to LaGuardia airport.


Delta initially said a bird hit the plane during descent.


Delta says that the plane hit a bird during descent. However, earlier they thought the aircraft sustained damage due to hail.

Regarding the incident, a Delta official said in a statement:

"Delta flight 1076 operating from West Palm Beach to New York-LaGuardia diverted to New York-JFK after encountering a bird. The flight landed safely and without incident, and maintenance is evaluating the aircraft."


The aircraft is still on ground. Photo: Flickr

The aircraft is still on ground at New York-JFK with flight to LaGaurida canceled after the incident.


The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the FAA.

(Footage from twitter)

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