- On Saturday a Delta flight made an emergency landing after hitting a bird
- The birdstrike took place after take off at 8am at around 500 feet in the air
- None of the 126 Denver-bound passengers were hurt in the emergency landing
- Photos of engine after the crash reveal damage to its blades
A Delta flight was forced to make an emergency landing after striking a bird at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Saturday.
The Delta Flight 2836 took off just before 8am but then struck a bird and lost an engine in the impact.
The Denver-bound craft made an emergency landing, safely looping back to the runway, according to the NY Daily News.
On Saturday a Delta flight made an emergency landing after hitting a bird, authorities pictured above inspecting the damage to the engine after the crash
The bird hit took place when the craft was about 500 feet in the air, according to the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association.
As a result of the birdstrike the engine it hit shut down, causing the pilot to use limited power to land.
No one was hurt in the emergency landing where 126 passengers were on board.
Port Authority Police shared this image after wards, revealing the damage to the blades of the engine (bottom right)
An image of the engine after the crash sees visible damage to the blades of the engine.
A Delta spokeswoman revealed that after the strike the craft was ‘taxied to the gate for maintenance evaluation’.
She added that customers were taken onto another plane to reach their destination.