Delta B763 at Sao Paulo on Sep 13th 2012, burst tyre on takeoff, flap malfunction

Last Update: September 14, 2012 / 13:12:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-256

Aircraft Registration
N173DZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N173DZ performing flight DL-256 from Sao Paulo,SP (Brazil) to Detroit,MI (USA) with 209 passengers and 11 crew, was climbing out of Sao Paulo when the crew declared emergency reporting a flap malfunction and requesting an immediate fuel dump. The aircraft levelled off at FL120 and entered a hold for about 40 minutes, then entered another hold at FL110 for about 70 minutes and returned to Sao Paulo's Guarulhos runway 09L about 150 minutes after departure.

It turned out that the aircraft had blown a tyre upon departure the debris of which had damaged the flaps.

Passengers reported they heard a bang during departure, the aircraft soon after stopped the climb and entered a hold.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N173DZ
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-332
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-256

Aircraft Registration
N173DZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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