JFK Flight Aborts Landing During High Winds

April 10, 2014

American Airlines flight 1416 from JFK Airport in New York, last night [Apr 9] aborted their approach to Bermuda and returned to New York. The flight was rescheduled for this morning, finally departing New York and arriving in Bermuda at approximately 10am.

The island was experiencing high winds around the flight’s estimated time of arrival last night with the weather forecast predicting wind speeds to reach 40 to 55 km/h. American Airlines flight AA308 from Miami landed and British Airways flight BA2238 departed around the same time without incident.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    See, now if we had built that airport at the west end, as was suggested by a PLP MP in the early 80s, that flight would have had an alternate airport to land at.

    Give that proposal to the COH. They could build it on Whites Island. Seems like a perfectly viable project for Donal & Graeme to fly with.

    • Ride says:

      Yes, since the winds where significantly calmer in the West-end.

    • SERZ TALK says:

      wow….this has got to be the stupidest comment I have ever read. Alternate landing? 7ish miles away? You really think conditions would be different?….SMH

      • Toodle-oo says:

        You’re obviously too young to remember the comment that was made by the Dame herself on the floor of the house and in dead seriousness .

      • Family Man says:

        That whooshing sound was the sound of sarcasm racing over your head.

    • RawOnion says:

      Triangle Drifter, don’t worry, I get the joke….lol.

  2. Ruthless says:

    It not the extra airport that is important! It’s the direction of the wind, the speed of the wind and position of the runway that counts. I think

    • SERZ TALK says:

      airline companies put restrictions on wind speed they can land in/decide not to land in. BA and Canada are slightly higher than american flights. Chances are these wind speeds just hit the limit and the pilot decided to go home to his family instead of spending the night in Bermuda(typical of airline pilots).

  3. Terry says:

    Man yah dafflinee ein dee trihengle…….Drifteah…….
    But I did get a laugh.

  4. Suzie Quattro says:

    Maybe they could have put it next to the hospital they were planning to build in the west end.

  5. nuffin but the truth says:

    It was the defunct plp’s fault,dem ALL WIND!

  6. custard creme says:

    like your style, triangle drifter

  7. Family Man says:

    They should have just waited for British Airways to show them how to do it.

    • O'Brien says:

      BA flies a heavier plane – which can land in higher winds.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Then those private jets must carry a few hundred thousand pounds of ballast ’cause they land in anything .

  8. Shawn S says:

    The plane may have been able to land if the other runway was open like it should be, but some people at that side of the island don’t want that runway open for crazy reasons.

    Open up the other runway and make it longer, forget about putting up solar panels.

    At the same time let redo the bridge like the Wald ford Bridge in Sandy’s.

    • Hmm says:

      Other runway? Do explain where the said closed runway, that you suggest should be open, is currently located.

      • hahaa! says:

        each opposite end of a runway is referred to as a separate runway

  9. Y-Gurl says:

    I know they are not very good at forecasting but (like the rest of us) are good at observing surely BAS Serco could give the airlines a heads up on the actual conditions BEFORE they leave the US

  10. yello says:

    No what we need is an update on our airport, period. It is dated. Obviously that is not one of the top priorities right now. But it is something that needs to happen eventually