Delta B739 at Atlanta on Dec 30th 2017, vibrations on airframe

Last Update: January 1, 2018 / 18:24:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 30, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2109

Aircraft Registration
N888DU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N888DU performing flight DL-2109 from Atlanta,GA to Salt Lake City,UT (USA), was climbing out of Atlanta's runway 26L when the crew stopped the climb at about 12,000 feet reporting vibrations on the airframe and requested to return to Atlanta, no further assistance was needed. The crew subsequently reported the vibrations appeared to come from a nose gear door. The aircraft landed safely on runway 26R about 20 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration N818DA reached Salt Lake City with a delay of 2.5 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced shortly after takeoff they had strange vibrations and were returning to Atlanta. Emergency services inspected the aircraft, then the aircraft taxied to the gate. Eventually the passengers disembarked following an announcement the aircraft could not be repaired at the gate. The captain later announced the source of the vibration was identified as one of the nose gear doors. A replacement aircraft took them to Salt Lake City with a delay of 2.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 30, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2109

Aircraft Registration
N888DU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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