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Last updated: 24 October 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 18 August 2019
Time:08:27 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-251 (WL)
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N543US
C/n / msn: 26490/709
First flight: 1996-04-22 (23 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW2037
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Ponta Delgada-Joćo Paulo II Airport, Azores (PDL) (   Portugal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Ponta Delgada-Joćo Paulo II Airport, Azores (PDL/LPPD), Portugal
Flightnumber:DL414
Narrative:
Delta Air Lines flight 414, a Boeing 757-200, suffered a hard landing on runway 12 at Ponta Delgada-Joćo Paulo II Airport, Azores.
The fuselage showed significant wrinkling on the lower fuselage near the nose landing gear as well as on the top fuselage near door L2.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Photos
» jornalacores9.pt

METAR Weather report:
08:00 UTC / local time:
LPPD 180800Z 04013KT 9999 FEW010 SCT040 21/17 Q1020

08:30 UTC / local time:
LPPD 180830Z 04012KT 020V080 9999 FEW010 SCT040 21/17 Q1020

09:00 UTC / local time:
LPPD 180900Z 04012KT 010V070 9999 FEW014 SCT035 21/17 Q1021


Photos

photo of Boeing-757-251-N543US
accident date: 18-08-2019
type: Boeing 757-251 (WL)
registration: N543US
 

Video, social media

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Ponta Delgada-Joćo Paulo II Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 4076 km (2548 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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