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Incident: Delta MD88 at New York on Apr 2nd 2014, hydraulic failure and runway excursion

(PHOTO) Mark Albert
A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N992DL performing flight DL-886 from Atlanta,GA to New York La Guardia,NY (USA) with 118 passengers and 5 crew, was descending towards New York when the crew reported a hydraulic failure and decided to divert to New York's JFK Airport requesting runway 31L (length 14,572 feet/4,442 meters). The crew indicated they had lost all hydraulics fluid, had no brakes whatsoever, the gear doors would be open due to manual gear extension and they had no nose gear steering. JFK Tower advised emergency services that runway 31L (runways 22 active) was reserved for the emergency and would be closed as soon as the aircraft landed, they were cleared to proceed to assist the aircraft as needed after landing. The aircraft touched down and slowed on the runway, the crew requested chocks repeatedly stating they had no brakes, both engines were shut down, fire brigades told the crew they would apply chocks as soon as the aircraft came to a stop. The aircraft went off the runway at low speed and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground.

The passengers disembarked normally via the rear stair of the aircraft and were bussed to the terminal.

The airline confirmed a hydraulic problem prompted the crew to divert to JFK Airport due to the longer runways available. While taxiing to the gate the aircraft exited a taxiway.


KJFK 030251Z 00000KT 10SM SCT140 BKN250 05/03 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP191 T00500033 51002 $
KJFK 030151Z 00000KT 10SM BKN250 06/03 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP190 T00560033 $
KJFK 030051Z 00000KT 10SM BKN250 06/03 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP193 T00610033 $
KJFK 022351Z 19003KT 10SM BKN250 06/03 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP189 T00560033 10089 20056 53003 $
KJFK 022251Z 19005KT 10SM FEW080 BKN250 07/04 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP187 T00670039 $
KJFK 022151Z 21003KT 10SM SCT250 08/04 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP185 T00830044 $

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