Delta A319 at New York on Oct 1st 2018, hit something really large at 1500 feet AGL

Last Update: October 2, 2018 / 16:11:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2292

Aircraft Registration
N368NB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Delta Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N368NB performing flight DL-2292 from New York La Guardia,NY to Minneapolis,MN (USA) with 125 people on board, was in the initial climb out of La Guardia's runway 31 when the crew declared emergency reporting they had hit something, both engines were running fine. The crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet, subsequently advised they had taken "a really hard hit on the airplane" at about 1500 feet, they didn't know what it was. They would divert to New York's JFK Airport for an overweight landing and weren't sure whether they might have a problem with the landing gear once it is being selected down again, the crew inquired whether the emergency services would be on standby indeed, ATC confirmed emergency services are on stand by and would await the aircraft at the end of the runway. The aircraft landed safely on runway 22L, the aircraft vacated the runway at the end, crossed runway 22R (with clearance) and stopped for an inspection by emergency services. The crew advised emergency services they had "hit something really large", flaps were out, and advised emergency services both engines were still running in case emergency personnel was underneath the aircraft to inspect the aircraft.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 3 hours, then departed again and reached Minneapolis with a delay of 3.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2292

Aircraft Registration
N368NB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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