View Full Version : body part falls from inbound JFK plane

06-07-2005, 01:27 PM
i just heard on the radio that a body part fell from an airliner landing at jfk... apparently the bodypart fell on someones roof. any more details on this? :shock:

06-07-2005, 02:31 PM
It was a South African A340. Looks like the JFK departure has been cancelled based on some flight trackers.

06-07-2005, 02:50 PM

06-07-2005, 04:16 PM
The Newsday.com story has the name of the homeowner - I checked whitepages.com, and the address is about 1/4 mile from my parents in Elmont. Grew up under the approach to Rwy 22, never had anything fall off/out of an aircraft before.

06-07-2005, 08:21 PM
For anyone that's off tomorrow, I hear the A340 will departing JFK around 9am. There should be two SAA A340's on the ground at the same time tomorrow morning.


Matt Molnar
06-07-2005, 10:35 PM
Gross. I have some friends who live just a couple blocks from there, I'll have to ask them if they got hit with any refugee shrapnel.

Map of location mentioned in Newsday (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=361+Louis+Ave,+floral+park,+ny&ll=40.717834,-73.700959&spn=0.016022,0.038482&hl=en)

Interesting that this happened just a couple days after I realized what a great place Tulip Ave is for spotting the afternoon heavies parade when they're using 22.

06-08-2005, 12:01 AM
I'm waiting for the day when something like this happens and one of us accidentally gets a photo of it while being out there. I'm shocked that none of the local guys have been been caught right in the action of something happening.

Art Brett had a story of something like that back in the 70s though.

06-08-2005, 06:49 AM
Well, Phil, the damn flight arrives at 7AM. I've only seen it in action once...it's not really the most spotter-friendly time frame if you ask me.

Not sure I'd want to photograph a guy's right leg with parts of the spine and hip falling from a jet, anyway...