JFK turtles crossed a busy runway at the New York City airport to get to nearby beaches, where they could lay eggs. The JFK turtles are of the diamondback terrapin type.
No one was hurt Saturday evening when Delta Connection Flight 4951 from Atlanta made its emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Sparks flew when one wing scraped the ground.
Reports of the child of an air traffic controller interacting with planes from the JFK tower brings more scrutiny to New York's busy air corridor.