Bird strike damages Airbus radome

Bird strike damages Airbus radome

Jul 6, 2020 News by Gary Searing

A US passenger jet was forced to divert and land after it reported a problem with its navigation equipment. The Delta Airlines A319 was carrying 43 passengers between Palm Beach, Florida, and New York’s LaGuardia airport on Monday night when the navigation issue forced it to land at JFK airport. When the plane landed, the scale of the damage became clear — a massive indentation on the plane’s radome. Damage from intense hail was initially suspected as the cause of the damage. Delta later announced that the damage was caused when the plane hit a bird.

Delta said in a statement. “The flight landed safely and without incident, and maintenance is evaluating the aircraft.”

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