Delta Boeing 717 Leaks Fuel Following Charlotte Departure

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Detla Air Lines Boeing 717 Departing Atlanta. By Matthew Groh - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Footage has emerged of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 suffering a massive fuel leak while departing Charlotte International Airport.

It is understood that the aircraft is N925AT and was built in 2000.

Delta Boeing 717 suffers fuel leak after departure from Charlotte.
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Data provided by shows that N925AT was performing Delta flight DL2481 and departed Charlotte at 0937 local time this morning.

From there, the aircraft then had to circle back to the airport due to the massive fuel leak suffered in one of its engines.


It landed back in Charlotte at 1003 local time.

Video Credit: @JoeBrunoWSOC9 on Twitter.

The video footage above shows the extent of the fuel leak following the Delta 717’s departure from Charlotte earlier this morning.

At this stage, it is unclear when N925AT will be deemed airworthy again, as repair work will need to take place on the aircraft by technicians on site.

It hasn’t been Delta Air Lines’ day today, as earlier today, one of its Boeing 767s en route to JFK from Rome had to divert to London Heathrow.

On top of this, one of its Airbus A220s veered off a taxiway at Syracuse Hancock International Airport as well.

It remains clear that this will be a day for Delta Air Lines to forget moving forward, with the expectation now for work to take place on the affected aircraft.

This is a developing story. More to follow from Charlotte.

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