Plane at JFK Airport Tips Back After ‘Shift in Weight and Balance’
Some crazy pictures are going around the internet this morning after a plane at JFK Airport in New York tipped backward on at the gate last night.
The images show the Airbus A321ceo with the nose in the air and the tail touching the ground (hint - it shouldn't be on the ground).
A JetBlue representative made a statement about the incident.
“Once at the gate, due to a shift in weight and balance during deplaning, the tail of the aircraft tipped backward causing the nose of the aircraft to lift up and eventually return back down,” JetBlue spokesman Derek Dombrowski told The Post.
The flight, Flight 662, was unloading and deplaning from Bridgetown, Barbados.
“No injuries were reported. Safety is JetBlue’s first priority; we are reviewing this incident, and the aircraft has been taken out of service for inspection,” he added in an email.
The incident happened around 8pm Sunday night, just after the landing of the plane's second flight of the day.
Before every flight, pilots will calculate weight and the balance of the weight to determine the center of gravity and ensure the plane performs properly.
Sometimes on emptier flights, passengers will be asked to change seats to make sure the plane is balanced, but one tipping back like this one is pretty rare.
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