Flight Takes Off From LGA, Circles NYC For Two Hours, Emergency Lands At JFK

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Delta flight Monday evening took off from LaGuardia Airport two hours late, circled New York City for more than two hours and then made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Delta flight 6093 to Dayton, Ohio, was diverted shortly after takeoff because it was having a gear issue, Delta said.

The 7:35 p.m. flight left LGA at 9:15 p.m. It was back on the ground at JFK at 11:30 p.m. The Port Authority Police Department's Crash, Fire and Rescue Officers evacuated passengers off the plane on the runway, WABC-TV reports.

It is unclear why the jet was in the air for two hours.

A map of the flight on Flight Aware shows motion sick circles it made over NYC and the tri-state area.

According to the New York Daily News, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey directed all questions to Delta and Delta direct all path questions to the plane’s operator Chautauqua Airlines. Chautauqua was reportedly not available for comment.

No one was injured during the flight and passengers were rebooked onto flights Tuesday morning, Delta told the Daily News.

Sources: New York Daily News, WABC-TV

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons / redlegsfan21 from Vandalia, OH, United States, WABC