Fire Kennedy Airport - Flight Returns To JFK
By: John Lester
Published: Nov 21, 2021
Fire Kennedy Airport - The flight, which had 193 passengers and 11 crew members, returned safely to JFK.
Fire Kennedy Airport - Flight returns to JFK. The plane had a report of a fire during the flight and returned safely to Kennedy International Airport. There were no injuries reported.
The jetliner was heading to Moscow after it took off from Kennedy International Airport on Sunday afternoon. Minutes later, it returned for an emergency landing after there were reports that it was on fire and that the pilot had complained of engine problems. The Boeing 767, operating as Delta Flight 30, returned to the airport where authorities determined that there was no fire.
About 100 firefighters and rescue personnel had assembled a staging area at the airport. However, they received conflicting reports that said the engine or a wing was on fire and that the plane had engine trouble. It was not clear where the reports of a fire originated.
"We were prepared to handle a plane returning to J.F.K. with reports of engine problems," said a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The spokeswoman said the episode was under investigation and declined to comment further. The plane, which took off at 4:39 p.m., landed about 6 p.m. and dumped much of its fuel before landing, according to the Fire Department.
The flight had 193 passengers and 11 crew members. Delta put the passengers on another plane that was scheduled to depart from Kennedy at 8 p.m.