Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Delta Jet Makes Emergency Landing at JFK After Bird Strike

Delta Jet Has Emergency Landing at JFK Airport After Bird Strike
A Delta Air Lines Inc. plane. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A Delta Air Lines Inc. Boeing Co. 757 jet departing from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport made an emergency landing after a bird strike on the right engine.

Flight 1063 encountered the bird or birds on takeoff and the captain decided to return to Kennedy as a precaution, Anthony Black, a spokesman for Atlanta-based Delta, said in an e-mailed message. The twin-engine plane was bound for Los Angeles and carried 179 passengers and crew.

No injuries were reported, and the crew didn’t need to deploy emergency slides, Black said. Delta is working to rebook passengers on other flights, he said.

Bird strikes can cripple aircraft, as happened in the January 2009 ditching of a US Airways Group Inc. jet into New York’s Hudson River after both engines lost power. The Airbus SAS A320 bobbed in the water while all 155 people aboard were rescued in what became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles became overnight celebrities for safely gliding the plane into the river minutes after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia airport. The Smithsonian Institution later found that the jet hit at least three migrating Canada geese, which weigh 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) on average.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.