Endeavor CRJ9 at New York on Jan 14th 2023, lost navigation

Last Update: January 25, 2023 / 14:03:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Jan 14, 2023


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An Endeavor Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N931XJ performing flight DL-5459 from New York JFK,NY to Rochester,NY (USA) with 72 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of JFK's runway 31L when the crew upon contacting departure reported they had just lost their navigation and requested vectors. The crew levelled off at 10,000 feet and subsequently reported they couldn't get too far off the coast, maybe 15nm, they had no indications where they were and indicated they needed to return to JFK, they had no gyros and requested ATC to monitor for heading differences, subsequently reporting they were heading 220 degrees, ATC confirmed seeing them on that heading. While positioning for the approach for an ILS approach back to runway 31L it appeared the aircraft was not turning according to the vectors, ATC switched to non-gyro vectors telling them to turn right, and on the proper heading stop turning. While attempting to intercept the localizer the crew reported they also had no ILS indications and needed to be vectored to the runway. About 3nm before the runway the crew reported they had the field in sight, were cleared for a visual approach for runway 31L and continued for a safe landing on runway 31L about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement CRJ-900 registration N183GJ reached Rochester with a delay of about 4.5 hours delay.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 5 hours, then returned to service.
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