American Airlines Flight Hits a Sign During Takeoff

American Airlines A321
A321 | American Airlines

American Airlines confirmed that its flight 300 from New York JFK to Los Angeles returned to JFK this evening after the aircraft struck an object upon departure.

The flight which took off at 8:40 p.m., landed safely at JFK at 9:09 p.m. and taxied to the gate.

The airline said there were 102 passengers and 8 crew members on the Airbus A321 aircraft, and no injuries were reported. Customers were rebooked on a different aircraft. 

American Airlines spokesperson said:

“Our team is currently reviewing the incident and inspecting the aircraft. We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans and we are sorry for the inconvenience.”



  1. Dag Hanssen

    Dag Hanssen

    April 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    What sign would that be…? 😳

  2. Aviation Tribune

    April 11, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    There are two NOTAMs for JFK airport issued today:

    4/160 – RWY 13R 9000FT DIST REMAINING SIGN MISSING. 11 APR 07:25 2019 UNTIL 25 MAY 02:00
    2019. CREATED: 11 APR 07:26 2019

    04/158 (A3244/19) – RWY 31L 5000FT DIST REMAINING SIGN MISSING. 11 APR 05:13 2019 UNTIL 25 MAY 02:00
    2019. CREATED: 11 APR 05:13 2019

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