Delta’s Boeing 757-200 N543US suffers a hard landing in the Azores

N543US suffered a hard landing as flight DL 414 on August 18, 2019 at Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands

Delta Air Lines’ pictured Boeing 757-251 N543US suffered a hard landing as flight DL 414 on Sunday August 18 at Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, Portugal.

The aircraft shows signs of severe fuselage buckling and is a possible insurance write off (WO).

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-251 WL N543US (msn 26490) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947360.

Video: Landings at Ponta Delgada can be very challenging. Here is a video of a previous DL 757 landing at the airport:

A cockpit view of the approach:

 

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