Overnight, it has emerged that a JetBlue aircraft has suffered a major mishap at New York JFK, with the airplane tipping its tail on stand.
Incident: JetBlue Aircraft Suffers Major Mishap at New York JFK…
It is understood that the aircraft affected by this was N959JB, one of JetBlue’s Airbus A321 aircraft at New York JFK.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N959JB is a 7.9 year old airframe that was delivered to the American carrier back in December 2015.
Of that aircraft variant, the airline has 92 of them, of which 85 are in active service and seven are currently parked in storage.
It is understood that N959JB had come in to New York JFK having just operated the B6662 service from Bridgetown.
Whilst the aircraft was being unloaded or loaded, the tail of the aircraft tipped backwards, which could have been down to poor weight distribution.
This means ultimately that the aircraft will be grounded and that a replacement jet will be needed to operate the next flight down to Montego Bay.
Video on social media started swirling showing the aftermath of the aircraft tipping upwards at New York JFK airport.
At this stage, it is unclear what the extent of the damage following this incident is, with this aircraft expected to be grounded whilst such checks and repairs take place.
AviationSource will approach JetBlue for a comment on this incident, and we will update this piece as further information comes in on this.
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