Earlier this week, a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta had to return to San Antonio where an emergency landing happened due to an engine fire.
Incident: Engine Fire: Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Antonio…
Delta Air Lines flight DL2009 is a routine scheduled flight between San Antonio and Atlanta, with the affected rotation being operated by N323US.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N323US is a 32.2 year old Airbus A320-200 that first started out life with Northwest Airlines back in February 1992.
Following the merger between Northwest and Delta, the aircraft was subsequently handed over to it’s current operator in October 2008.
Of the A320-200 variant, the carrier has 61 of them in the fleet, of which 55 are in active service, and six are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 28.4 years.
DL2009 departed San Antonio at 1800 local time on January 16, and proceeded eastbound in the direction of Atlanta.
As per reporting from The Aviation Herald, Delta flight DL2009 was climbing through 15,000 feet when the left hand engine produced a fire indication in the cockpit.
Following this, the decision was made to return to it’s origin field and made a safe landing following the incident.
After arrival, the aircraft was checked by emergency services and found no additional smoke or damage.
N323US was grounded for the rest of the day and returned to commercial service on January 17, when the jet operated the San Antonio-Atlanta flight successfully.
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