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Delta A319 Bird Strike At LGA

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:07 pm
by gothamspotter
A Delta Shuttle flight to Boston hit a bird or birds on climbout from LGA this morning, lost an engine and diverted to JFK.

http://nycaviation.com/2011/09/delta...y-after-bird-strike-over-new-york/

RE: Delta A319 Bird Strike At LGA

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:20 pm
by tinosky
Only 27 passengers for an A319? I found that part more interesting!  

Joking aside, glad everything turned out ok!

Tinosky,

RE: Delta A319 Bird Strike At LGA

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:15 pm
by ScottB
Quoting Tinosky (Reply 1):
Only 27 passengers for an A319? I found that part more interesting!

Mid-day, mid-week Shuttle flights are usually empty.

RE: Delta A319 Bird Strike At LGA

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:31 pm
by jcs17
Quoting ScottB (Reply 2):

Mid-day, mid-week Shuttle flights are usually empty.

Empty doesn't even begin to describe those flights. We're talking something like ten or fifteen passengers on a mid-week, mid-day flight between DCA and LGA on the E75. Awesome flights. Great Shuttle America/Republic crews (including a smoking hot FO I had last week), although I'm sure they're excited they don't have to deal with overhead issues or kids.

It'll be a sad day when DL, and they will at some point, does away with the shuttle.

[Edited 2011-09-23 06:34:28]