SkyWest Flight Detroit-Omaha: Engine Failure in Grand Rapids

SkyWest Flight Detroit-Omaha: Engine Failure in Grand Rapids
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Earlier this week, a SkyWest flight operating for Delta Air Lines between Detroit and Omaha suffered an engine failure and diverted to Grand Rapids.

More information has been released pertinent to this emergency landing.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SkyWest Flight DL4055 – Detroit to Omaha: Grand Rapids Diversion…

SkyWest Flight Detroit-Omaha: Engine Failure in Grand Rapids
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SkyWest Flight Detroit-Omaha: Engine Failure in Grand Rapids
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SkyWest flight DL4055, which diverted to Grand Rapids, is a routine scheduled flight between Detroit and Omaha.

The aircraft involved in this incident is registered as N800SK.

As per data from, N800SK is a 18.3 year old Bombardier CRJ-900LR that was delivered to the airline in July 2006.

On the same day for delivery, it was handed over to Delta Connection, with SkyWest operating the aircraft for them.

Of the CRJ-900LR variant, Delta Connection has 163 of them in the fleet.

Furthermore, of that 163, all but 13 are in active service, offering an average age of 13.4 years.

SkyWest flight DL4055 departed Detroit at 0836 local time on May 23 and initially climbed out towards Omaha.

Not long into the flight, the aircraft made a subsequent descent and diversion into Grand Rapids.

Furthermore, the aircraft landed safely without further incident after 40 minutes in the air.

Reporting from The Aviation Herald states that the right hand engine failed on the SkyWest CRJ9.

Aircraft Still Grounded…

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Data from RadarBox shows that N800SK, the SkyWest CRJ9 involved in the engine failure on the Detroit-Omaha flight is still stuck in Grand Rapids following the incident (Accurate as of 24/5/24 @ 1745 UK time).

The extent of the engine failure will need to be assessed by technicians.

Once the relevant repairs have been made, then the aircraft can return to commercial service.

All eyes will be on how long the aircraft will be grounded for following this incident.

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