Delta MD-88 hits large bird at La Guardia

Delta Air Lines’ (Atlanta) McDonnell Douglas MD-88 operating flight DL 1393 (Delta Shuttle) late on September 29 from Boston to New York (LGA) hit a large bird while on approach to LGA, damaging the nose cone. The aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries.

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Meanwhile US Airways pilot and hero Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger announced he will be going back to flying for the carrier and will also serve in a new role as a safety officer. Sully’s A320 was brought down by a flock of Canada Geese while departing from LGA.