The daily Delta flight from New York to Nice had to turn around after one hour in the air on Saturday night after the Captain announced a small technical problem. Passengers were told on landing that technicians would try to fix the problem. However, the aircraft remained on the tarmac at JFK and flight DL412 was cancelled.
Passengers were provided with overnight accommodation and on Sunday, at 4:30 pm EDT, flight DL9912 was due to depart from JFK for Nice, due to land at 6:15 am on Monday, July 24, with the stranded passengers on board the Boeing 767-400 aircraft.
Delta has been plagued by flight cancellations so far this year, mainly due to bad weather and the catch-all “operational problems”.