American B772 near New York on Oct 1st 2019, windshield heat situation

Last Update: October 4, 2019 / 21:38:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-36

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
N781AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N781AN performing flight AA-36 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 259 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 280nm southwest of New York when the crew decided to divert to New York's JFK Airport, NY (USA). Nearing Atlantic City,NJ (USA) in the descent towards New York the crew advised they were on a precautionary diversion but would now declare emergency due to being overweight for landing, they were diverting for a "windshield heat situation" and needed runway 13R at JFK. JFK airport activated runway lighting but got an alert for PAPI and lead in lights and thus weren't sure about whether they were on. The crew advised they had both PAPIs and lead in lights in sight and continued for a safe landing on runway 13R, where emergency vehicles were in their stand by positions. The aircraft taxied to the apron.

A passenger reported they were surrounded by large deployment of police and ambulances upon touch down. They changed to a different aircraft and continued about two hours later. No explanation was given to them at all.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N765AN reached Madrid with a delay of 4 hours.

The occrrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 37 hours before returning to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-36

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
N781AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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