Delta B752 at Chicago on Oct 28th 2017, reshaped nose cone

Last Update: October 30, 2017 / 16:49:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
N650DL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N650DL performing charter flight DL-8935 (dep Oct 27th) from Minneapolis,MN to Chicago Midway,IL (USA) carrying the Basketball team of Oklahoma City Thunder, was descending towards Chicago when the nose cone of the aircraft received a large dent. The crew continued the flight for a safe landing on Midway's runway 31C.

Oklahoma City Thunder players suspect something hit the nose of the aircraft.

The airline reported the aircraft was descending towards Chicago when the damage to the nose cone occurred, a bird strike is being suspected.

On Oct 30th 2017 the FAA reported the aircraft's nose cone sustained substantial damage while enroute. The occurrence was rated an accident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
N650DL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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