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CORRECTION: Photo of JetBlue plane does not show damage as previously stated

CORRECTION: A photo caption that ran online and on page 4 of Monday’s Steamboat Pilot & Today misrepresented the damage done to Jet Blue Flight 1748 when the plane experienced a tail strike during takeoff from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Jan. 22. A divot on the plane’s tail fin is part of the plane’s design. It is unclear if any damage is shown in the photo.

The photo is shown below. A photo of the actual damage can be seen at this website: https://avherald.com/h?article=4f3b0864&opt=0.

A passenger sent this photo of a JetBlue plane after it suffered a tailstrike on the runway at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, believing it showed damage on the plane. However, the divot visible in this photo is actually a feature of the plane’s design.
Joe Cangiano/Courtesy

Passenger Joe Cangiano said there was an “incredible jolt” when Jet Blue Flight 1748 to Fort Lauderdale, Florida experienced a tail strike on take off from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Jan. 22.



The flight was diverted to Denver International Airport where Cangiano took this photo of the back of the plane. Though the photo did not show the damage, the Federal Aviation Administration deemed it “substantial“ in a report. Both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are now investigating the incident.

“It was the biggest jolt I’ve ever experienced on a plane,” Cangiano said.



For more: Plane diverts to DIA after ‘tail strike’ during takeoff from Yampa Valley Airport


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