On 10 April, an American Airlines Airbus A321 (N114NN) departed New York JFK’s runway 31L. During take-off roll, however, the aircraft veered left causing the left wing tip to collide with a runway sign. The pilots stopped the climb at 20,000 feet and decided to return to JFK airport for a safe landing 27 minutes after departure.
The airline scheduled another Airbus A321 to bring the 101 passengers to Los Angeles, albeit with a delay of 13 hours. The belated aircraft is still on the ground at JFK airport at moment of writing.
American Airlines A321 (N114NN) taxiing out at New York-JFK AP (KJFK), NY on flight #AA300 to Los Angeles was damaged when its left outer wing struck a sign leaving a large dent on the wing. Despite the damage, the flight took off and returned safely. https://t.co/8wvwuzhWpu pic.twitter.com/7fpeMDRtuI
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) April 11, 2019