Delta A330 Nose Wheel Steering Fault at New York JFK

Davidi Vardi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Amsterdam reported a nosegear steering fault on its approach to New York JFK on 21 April 2024.

Delta flight DL49, an was conducting an arrival at New York JFK International Airport when flight crew noted the nose gear steering fault whilst established on final approach.

Delta DL49 Amsterdam-New York

The aircraft, an Airbus A330-900 was making an approach to RWY 21L when the fault was detected. The flight crew subsequently initiated a go around procedure from 250 feet.

After some manoeuvring in the New York region, the flight subsequently made a second approach. The aircraft landed without further incident on the longest runway RWY 31.

Flight data shows that DL49 made an on-time departure out of Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS). Actual time of departure was listed as 12:23 local time on 21 April.

The flight then set course normally for the long haul service, climbing to flight level FL320 (32,000 feet) for the transatlantic crossing.

Missed Approach RWY21L

Flight track of Delta DL49 at New York

Descent and approach procedures were conducted normally on the arrival into New York. Established on its approach into RWY 21L, flight crew initiated the go around procedure at 250 feet.

The flight then held in the vicinity of the airport at 2000 feet, whilst flight crew initiated troubleshooting checks.

A formal emergency was not declared, and the subsequent second approach was conducted under normal flight procedures.

Davidi Vardi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Airbus A330-900 N404DX

The aircraft conducting the DL49 service from Amsterdam was an Airbus A330-900, registered N404DX.

This is a 4.6-year-old wide-body aircraft belonging to the US carrier Delta Air Lines. It has been in service with the carrier since its initial delivery in September 2019.

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