Delta A350 Struggles to Land in Los Angeles: Flight Control Issue

Over the weekend, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 from Atlanta to Los Angeles struggled to land amidst reports of a flight control issue.
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Over the weekend, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 from Atlanta to Los Angeles struggled to land amidst reports of a flight control issue.

This resulted in the rejection of one landing attempt and for air traffic control to guide the aircraft in.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

DL301 – Atlanta to Los Angeles…


Over the weekend, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 from Atlanta to Los Angeles struggled to land amidst reports of a flight control issue.
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Delta Air Lines flight DL301 is a routine scheduled flight between Atlanta and Los Angeles.

The affected rotation, which suffered a possible flight control issue, was N505DN.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N505DN is a 6.3 year old Airbus A350-900 that was delivered to the airline in December 2017.

Furthermore, of the A350-900 variant, Delta Air Lines has 28 in the fleet, of which all but one are in active service.

They host an average fleet age of around 5.4 years.

DL301 departed Atlanta at 2102 local time on March 10 and proceeded westbound towards Los Angeles.

As per The Aviation Herald, the crew onboard the Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 reported issues with their flight controls.

The crew requested vectors for a second landing attempt following tower cancelling the first one.

After a singular hold, the Atlanta-originating flight was able to land safely into Los Angeles at 2253 local time.

FAA To Investigate the Incident…


Over the weekend, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 from Atlanta to Los Angeles struggled to land amidst reports of a flight control issue.
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Following this incident, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement.

It reads:

“Delta Air Lines Flight 301 landed safety at Los Angeles International Airport around 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 10, after the crew reported a possible flight control issue.”

“The Airbus A350 departed from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international airport. The FAA will investigate.”

With this investigation will no doubt come a report that will be released in the weeks and months ahead.

As soon as it is released, we will update you with what the findings are.

What Next?


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In conclusion, this is a peculiar event to have happened with the Delta Air Lines Airbus A350.

Furthermore, this is why the FAA has chosen to investigate this issue, in case airworthiness directives need releasing.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the outcome of the investigation, as well as what recommendations will be made.

But for now, let’s see what happens next from this.

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