Aviation News

November 21, 2010

Engine Fire Aboard Delta Flight Forces Emergency Landing in New York

Flight path Delta Flight 30 engine fire
Delta Flight 30's flight path. (Courtesy of FlightAware.com)
A Delta Air Lines jet carrying 200 passengers and crew returned to JFK Airport in New York due after experiencing an engine failure and reports that a wing was on fire.

Flight path Delta Flight 30 engine fire

Delta Flight 30′s flight path. (Courtesy of FlightAware.com)

Delta Flight 30, a Boeing 767-300ER enroute to Moscow from New York, experienced the difficulty shortly after taking off at 4:59pm local time. It proceeded to circle and dump fuel over central and southern Long Island and the Atlantic Ocean before safely landing at JFK about 50 minutes later.


  • Anonymous

    flying today is a gamble, and why anyone would choose to fly is beyond me. Poorly maintained aircraft…a disaster, disasters, waiting to happen.

    • http://nycaviation.com nycaviation

      Engine failures happen multiple times a week, yet the odds of dying in a crash remain around the same as those of getting struck by lightning…7 times. Flying is far less of a gamble than your daily commute to and from work.