The airline said the plane, with 296 passengers on board, was headed from Heathrow to Kennedy Airport and turned back because the handle of one of the cabin doors was moving.
A British Airways jet bound for New York had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff Saturday.
It’s happened again. Just days after a jet made an emergency landing in a shower of sparks at Kennedy Airport, another pilot was forced to pull off a similar feat on a runway in the Midwest.
CBS 2 has learned the plane that had to make a weekend emergency landing at JFK was included in an FAA directive relating to a “landing gear retraction problem.”
While Captain Jack Conroyd, the pilot who saved 64 lives in a scary emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport over the weekend, takes in the acclaim for being the latest “Sully” in New York, it turns out there’s more than just heroics that makes his story similar to the famous US Airways pilot’s.
With a flight attendant yelling “heads down, stay down,” passengers cowered and prayed on a tense descent into John F. Kennedy International Airport as malfunctioning landing gear sent sparks flying and left one of the plane’s wings dragging along the tarmac.
A Delta Air Lines flight flying from Atlanta to White Plains, New York made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport after experiencing landing gear problems.