Debris Falls from JetBlue Airbus A320 at New York JFK Airport

Earlier this week, a JetBlue Airbus A320 bound for West Palm Beach had to make an emergency return to New York JFK Airport.
Colin Brown Photography, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, a JetBlue Airbus A320 bound for West Palm Beach had to make an emergency return to New York JFK Airport.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident, which we will get into in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

JetBlue Flight B6153 – New York JFK Airport to West Palm Beach…


Earlier this week, a JetBlue Airbus A320 bound for West Palm Beach had to make an emergency return to New York JFK Airport.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK via Wikimedia Commons.

JetBlue flight B6153 is a routine scheduled flight between New York JFK Airport & West Palm Beach.

Also, the aircraft involved in the incident was N507JT.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N507JT is a 24.2 year old Airbus A320 that was delivered to the airline in June 2000.

In September 2006, the aircraft was handed over to Blue Wings on lease from GECAS.

Then, in 2010, the aircraft was handed back to the American carrier, where it has been since.

Of the A320ceo variant, JetBlue has 128 of them in the fleet.

Furthermore, of the 128, all but nine are in active service, with an average fleet age of 18.8 years.

As well as the A320ceo, the airline also has the following aircraft in their fleet:

  • 33 Airbus A220 Family aircraft.
  • 99 Airbus A321 Family aircraft.
  • 34 Embraer E190 Family aircraft.

JetBlue flight B6153 departed New York JFK at 2037 local time on July 2 and initially climbed out towards West Palm Beach.

Not long into the climb, air traffic control made them aware that debris was seen falling from the aircraft on departure, as per The Aviation Herald.

It is understood the foreign object debris was found on a taxiway at the airport.

From there, the crew entered a series of holds before making a quick return back into the airport at 2113 local time.

Aircraft Grounded for Two Days…


Ole Simon (GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html), via Wikimedia Commons

Data from RadarBox shows that the JetBlue Airbus A320 involved in the incident on B6153 has been grounded for two days.

It is understood the aircraft re-entered commercial service on July 4 on a flight down to St. George as B6743.

Since then, no further incidents have been reported with the specific aircraft.

Moreover, no information is available pertinent to what the debris actually was or where it came from on the aircraft.

As soon as we have information pertinent to this, then we will update you accordingly.

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