Last Flight out of SJU was DL just before Hurricane Irma Hit


Oct 29, 2003
On Wednesday afternoon, just before Irma struck Puerto Rico, Delta Airlines was able to help roughly 200 passengers get out of harm’s way just in the nick of time.
According to data from, compiled by aviation enthusiast Jason Rabinowitz, DL431 — a Boeing 737-900 — touched down in San Juan, Puerto Rico at 12:00 p.m. ET as the Category 5 storm prepared to bear down on the region.
With the massive storm closing in, Delta executed a 52-minute turn around and boarded passengers looking to escape Irma’s wrath and get to New York’s JFK airport.

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