Delta MD88 near Knoxville on Oct 22nd 2017, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 22, 2017 / 19:02:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1474

Aircraft Registration
N963DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N963DL performing flight DL-1474 from Atlanta,GA to Cleveland,OH (USA) with 139 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Atlanta when the crew stopped the climb at about FL250 due to problems with the right hand engine (JT8D), shut the engine down and diverted to Knoxville,TN (USA) for a safe landing about 20 minutes later.

A replacement MD-88 registration N946DL continued the journey and reached Cleveland with a delay of 3.5 hours.

Passengers reported about 10-15 minutes into the flight the right hand engine started to emit screeching and rumbling noises, the smell of burning oil appeared in the cabin.

The airline reported the crew observed engine anomalies and decided to shut the engine down.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1474

Aircraft Registration
N963DL

ICAO Type Designator
MD88

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