‘Bird strike’ causes jaw-dropping damage to passenger plane

A US passenger jet has been forced to divert and land after it reported a problem with its navigation equipment, with photos revealing the horrifying scale of the damage.

The Delta Airlines A319 was carrying 43 passengers between Palm Beach, Florida, and New York’s LaGuardia airport on Monday night (US time) when the navigation issue forced it to land a JFK airport instead.

When the plane landed, the scale of the damage became clear with photos showing a massive indentation on the plane’s nose cone.

INCIDENT Delta #DL1076 A319 made an emergency at JFK after it sustained damage to its nosecone https://t.co/KqSPpH9XgG

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