Delta B763 near Tokyo on Dec 14th 2017, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: December 14, 2017 / 21:53:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-588

Aircraft Registration
N1610D

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N1610D performing flight DL-588 from Shanghai (China) to Seattle,WA (USA) with 220 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 250nm southwest of Tokyo (Japan) when the crew suspected a fuel leak and decided to divert to Tokyo's Narita Airport for a safe landing on runway 34L about 50 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3.5 hours, then was able to continue the journey and reached Seattle with a delay of 3.5 hours.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft diverted to Tokyo on suspicion of a fuel leak.

The airline reported the aircraft was examined, no anomaly was found.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-588

Aircraft Registration
N1610D

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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