Delta Air Lines Flight Pittsburgh-New York Declares Emergency

Delta Air Lines Flight Pittsburgh-New York Declares Emergency
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Earlier today, a Delta Air Lines flight to New York declared an emergency, forcing a return back to it’s departure airport of Pittsburgh.

At this stage, information is limited about the incident, but below is what we know so far about it.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

DL5807 – Pittsburgh to New York JFK…


Delta Air Lines Flight Pittsburgh-New York Declares Emergency
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Delta Air Lines Flight Pittsburgh-New York Declares Emergency
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Delta Air Lines flight DL5807 is a routine scheduled flight between Pittsburgh and New York JFK.

The aircraft involved in the emergency was registered as N239JQ.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N239JQ is a 15.7 year old Embraer E175 that started out life with Compass Airlines in September 2008.

It operated the aircraft for Northwest Airlink at the time, which then became Delta Connection after the merger.

Republic Airlines now owns the aircraft, operating the aircraft for the Connection subsidiary still.

Of the E175 variant, DL Connection has 131 of them in the fleet, of which all but five are in active service.

Furthermore, average fleet age for the variant stands at 9.2 years.

Delta Air Lines flight DL5807 departed Pittsburgh at 1138 local time this morning and initially climbed out to New York.

After reaching an altitude of 31,000 feet, the aircraft deviated east and then southwest back to it’s departure field.

Whilst this was happening, the aircraft declared an emergency and proceeded to descent rapidly into PIT.

The aircraft landed without further incident after over an hour in the air.

Unclear What The Reason Was…


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At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for the emergency was onboard DL5807 between Pittsburgh and New York.

Information regarding the emergency will no doubt be released in the coming hours and days ahead.

It is understood that N239JQ is still on the ground at PIT following the emergency.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to the emergency, then we will update the article accordingly.

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