Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Maybe putting a garbage dump here isn't the best idea...
From Eyewitness News:
QUEENS (WABC) -- A plane that experienced an engine failure above Queens may have dropped plane parts on a College Point neighborhood.
American Airlines Flight 309, an MD 80, took off from LaGuardia Airport en route to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago at 8:18 a.m. this morning.
Some 20 minutes into the flight, the airplane lost engine number two.
The FAA described it as "uncontained engine failure," during which pieces of metal came out of the engine.
The flight was diverted to Kennedy Airport and landed, with one operating engine, without incident. None of the passengers were injured.
During the engine failure, metal shards may have fallen from the plane.
Some of the shards may have fallen onto a business in the College Point section of Queens. FAA investigators are going to the neighborhood a business metal shards.
See previous post: Garbage station too close to LGA runway