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Plane Makes Emergency Landing at J.F.K.

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A commercial jetliner suffered a loss of one of its two engines shortly after taking off from La Guardia Airport on Wednesday morning and was forced to make an emergency landing at Kennedy International Airport, officials said. American Airlines Flight 309, a Boeing MD-80, bound for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, landed at Kennedy at 8:35 or 8:36 a.m., after losing a trail of metal parts, evidently from its No. 2 engine, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Some of the metal parts… (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com) More...

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jawad101
Jawad Sultan 0
Here is the flight track:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL309/history/20090311/1205Z/KLGA/KORD
mcjames
mcjames 0
how can I determine tail # of aircraft?
jawad101
Jawad Sultan 0
You can't, Flight Numbers are not based on tail numbers. It could be any and it always changes.

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