On August 29, three incidents involving Delta Air Lines occurred in the areas of Atlanta, Wichita and Denver.
This piece will go over all three incidents, which involve a Boeing 757-200, 737-800 and Airbus A350-900.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Incident #1: Delta Boeing 757-200 Suffers Hydraulic Problems in Denver…
Incident #1 came from Delta Air Lines flight DL496 between Salt Lake City and New York’s JFK. The flight was operated by N548US, a Boeing 757-200 in the fleet.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N548US is 27.2 years old at the time of writing, having originally been delivered to Northwest Airlines in August 1996.
It was then handed over to Delta in October 2008, when the merger between the two carriers occurred.
According to reports, the crew onboard reported hydraulic issues onboard after stopping its climb out at FL220, and then diverted and landed into Denver International Airport, with the jet still on the ground at the time of writing (30/8/23 @ 1530 UK time).
Incident #2: DL1593 from Memphis to Salt Lake City – Diversion to Wichita…
The second incident in one day came from Delta flight DL1593 between Memphis and Salt Lake City, that was operated by N3744F, one of the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, the aircraft is 22.5 years old at the time of writing, having been delivered to the carrier initially in May 2001.
It is understood the flight was enroute to FL400 when the crew descended very quickly at over 3,000 feet per minute to FL100 due to cabin pressure issues.
From there, the aircraft then diverted over to Wichita for a safe landing following the depressurization onboard.
Incident #3: DL175 From Milan to Atlanta – Turbulence Injures 11 People Onboard…
The final incident was on Delta flight DL175 between Milan and Atlanta Hartsfield, which was operated by N576DZ, an Airbus A350-900 with the carrier.
As per data from Planespotters.net, the aircraft is 3.9 years old at the time of writing, and originally started out life with with Qatar Airways in December 2019, but was stored in Doha and Belo Horizonte with LATAM before eventually entering service in August 2021 with Delta.
According to reports, DL175 encountered severe turbulence onboard whilst descending into its destination.
It is understood 11 people were injured amongst passengers and crew, with hospitalisations the final result from this.
Overall, August 29 was a busy day for incidents for Delta, with a range of issues ongoing to keep the operations team on their toes.
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