Delta Air Lines New York bound 767 declares emergency

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Milan to New York has declared an emergency and is currently on diversion to Rome.

Delta Flight DL185 Milan (MXP) – New York (JFK)

Delta Air Lines flight DL185, operated by a Boeing 767-300ER on a scheduled service between Milan (MXP) and New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 not long after its departure earlier today.

The aircraft is currently on diversion to Rome (FCO)

Flight data from shows the aircraft had made a departure out of Milan and was on climb passing through FL230 (23,000 feet) before declaring and emergency and making a turn to port to make good a diversion to Rome.


The nature of the emergency is unclear at this stage. The aircraft in question is Boeing 767-300ER registration N189DN, a 26 year old airframe belong to the US carrier Delta Air Lines.

The decision to divert to Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO) is unclear. FCO has an ample runway length of 3,900 meters, which is matched by that at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) at 3,920 meters.

The flight is scheduled to continue from Rome FCO to New York JFK at 3.30PM local time.


From the social media source Flight Emergency: Delta flight DL185 reportedly suffered damage to its nose cone whilst departing Milan, resulting in the decision to divert to Rome earlier today.

UPDATE @ 1810 UK time – Pictures have emerged of the significant damage subjected to the Delta Boeing 767, which you can see below, sourced from @aviationbrk.

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