Delta A333 over Atlantic on Oct 26th 2017, engine problems

Last Update: October 31, 2017 / 21:00:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-70

Aircraft Registration
N813NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N813NW performing flight DL-70 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute at FL370 over the Atlantic Ocean about 560nm eastnortheast of Goose Bay,NL (Canada) when the crew performed oceanic contingency procedures to perform a descent to FL300 reporting right hand engine (PW4168A) problems. The aircraft turned around and requested to divert to Detroit,MI (USA). When VHF communication was established the crew advised there was no emergency, however a short time later requested to divert to Goose Bay as a precaution reporting unusual engine vibrations. The aircraft set course of Goose Bay and was on final approach to runway 26 when the crew went around declaring emergency reporting the right hand engine had failed, tower confirmed seeing the engine had failed. The aircraft positioned for an approach to runway 08 and landed safely about 20 minutes after the go around and 2 hours after turning around. Attending emergency services reported that there were no leaks on the engine, however, four engine pressure relief doors were blown open.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Goose Bay due to an engine performance issue. A replacement aircraft is being dispatched to Goose Bay and is going to continue the flight the following day.

On Oct 31st 2017 the Canadian TSB reported the crew noticed engine #2 vibrations about 560nm northeast of Goose Bay and elected to divert to Detroit,MI (USA). While monitoring the situation the crew re-decided to divert to Goose Bay instead. While on approach to Goose Bay's runway 26 the approach became unstable and the crew decided to go around. While applying power for the go around loud bangs occurred and the crew received indication that the right hand engine had failed. The crew carried out a single engine go around, declared emergency, completed the checklists to secure the engine and performed a safe single engine landing on runway 08. The TSB reported: "After the aircraft shutdown, damage was noted to the number 2 engine pressure relief doors. When viewed from aft through the engine exhaust duct, turbine blade damage was evident. Foreign object to the lower flap skin and flap track fairing aft of the number 2 engine was also observed."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-70

Aircraft Registration
N813NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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