Shocking pictures show Delta Boeing 757’s fuselage BENT out of shape after rough landing in the Azores
- Delta Flight DL414 flew out of New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport early Sunday
- The aircraft made a rough landing upon arriving at Ponta Delgado in the Azores
- The impact of the landing was so hard that it left the fuselage bent and buckled
- Passengers ‘deplaned normally,’ says Delta, which is investigating the damage
- Delta and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the accident
- Aviation experts doubt Delta will return the 23-year-old aircraft back into service
A Delta Airlines passenger jet made such a hard landing in the Azores early Sunday that the impact BENT the plane’s fuselage.
Photos posted on Twitter show how the skin of the Boeing 757-200 was left wrinkled and buckled after it landed in Ponta Delgada, on the Portuguese island of São Miguel in the North Atlantic.
Damage is also visible to the aircraft’s undercarriage.
No injuries were reported on the flight, from New York’s JFK airport, and passengers ‘deplaned normally,’ said Delta in a statement. The airline has launched an investigation.
A Delta Airlines jet (above) made such a hard landing in the Azores Sunday morning that the impact caused substantial, noticeable damage to the fuselage
The 23-year-old aircraft (above) suffered ‘substantial damage,’ according to a report of the accident from the Aviation Safety Network, an online aviation safety database. ‘There was ‘significant wrinkling on the lower fuselage near the nose landing gear,’ said the report
Delta Flight DL414 also had ‘significant wrinkling’ on the top fuselage, according to the Aviation Safety Network, an online, aviation safety database
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to DailyMail.com that they have also opened an inquiry into the rough landing.
Additionally, National Transportation Safety Board officials told DailyMail.com they will participate in a probe lead by Portuguese aviation safety investigators.
Delta Flight DL414 had flown from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and touched down at Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II Airport just before 8:30 a.m. local time.
The 23-year-old aircraft was found to have suffered ‘substantial damage’, according to a report of the accident on the Aviation Safety Network, an aviation safety database.
There was ‘significant wrinkling on the lower fuselage near the nose landing gear, as well as on the top fuselage’, the report added.
No injuries were reported and the plane’s passengers ‘deplaned normally,’ said Delta in a statement. The airline has launched an investigation of the damages which appeared in photos on posted on Twitter (above)
The Boeing 757-200 (abovd) was left bent, wrinkled and buckled after it landed in Ponta Delgado, the capital city of the autonomous region of Portugal
Delta Flight DL414 had originated from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and touched down on runway 12 at Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II Airport just before 8:30 a.m. local time. The flight had been delayed and taken 4 1/2 hours, according to a report of the accident
Aviation journalist John Watson said the aircraft was ‘beercans” [sic] after the rough landing, in a tweet about the accident. He and other industry watchers and experts doubt Delta will bring the aircraft back into service
The Delta aircraft had no previous accidents reported to the FAA, a spokeswoman told DailyMail.com.
Aviation industry watchers doubt Delta will return the airplane back into service.
‘Yeah, that thing is beercans,’ wrote aviation journalist John Walton in a tweet following the accident.
‘Going to to be interesting to see how it’s disassembled in the Azores, though.’
Delta, Boeing and the National Transportation Safety Board did not immediately respond after DailyMail.com reached out.