Delta flight from Nashville to New York declares emergency

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Nashville to New York has declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 in the last few moments.

Delta Air Lines regional flight DL5717 from Nashville (BNA) to New York (LGA) had declared a general emergency, squawking 7700, and is understood to be diverting to Columbus.

Flight plan of Delta flight DL5717 to New York, showing diversion to Columbus.
Source: RadarBox.com

The flight, operating as Republic 5717, and handled by an Embraer 170-200LR registered N239JQ, departed Nashville slightly ahead of schedule at 06:21 CDT today, bound for New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

The aircraft is a 14 year old regional commuter aircraft belonging to the carrier Delta Air Lines.

The flight declared a general emergency over Kentucky airspace, and is currently on descent passing through 5,000 feet on a diversion to John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

Flight plan of Delta flight DL5717 to New York, showing diversion to Columbus.
Source: RadarBox.com

Update from New York: 07:50 CDT


Delta flight DL5717 (Republic 7517) now established on final approach RWY28R Columbus. The nature of the emergency warranting the unscheduled diversion is as yet unknown.

It is uncertain whether the emergency was mechanical or technical in nature. Delta Air Lines does not have a hub or maintenance facility at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

The airline does however have maintenance facility at Rickenbacker International Airport, which is about 15 miles south of John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The Rickenbacker facility is used to maintain Delta’s regional jets,

Flight plan of Delta flight DL5717 to New York, showing diversion to Columbus.
Source: RadarBox.com

With the flight now landed at CMH, details of an onward flight service from Columbus to New York LaGuardia have not yet been posted by the airline.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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