Delta B752 at Atlanta on Mar 29th 2018, hydraulic failure, wheel fire after landing

Last Update: March 30, 2018 / 19:05:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-673

Destination
Quito, Ecuador

Aircraft Registration
N690DL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N690DL performing flight DL-673 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Quito (Ecuador) with 199 passengers and 8 crew, was enroute at FL350 about 240nm southsoutheast of Atlanta, when the crew decided to return to Atlanta due to the loss of hydraulic pressure on the left hand side. On approach to Atlanta the crew advised they would stop on the runway. The aircraft touched down and rolled out safely on runway 27R, the crew reported they were unable to vacate the runway and would shut the aircraft down. Emergency services reported the aircraft appeared to have made a safe landing. A tow tug was being called to the runway. A runway inspection revealed no debris on the runway. About 8 minutes after the aircraft came to a stop a fire broke out at the right hand main gear, emergency services put the fire out. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 757-200 registration N6705Y reached Quito with a delay of 5 hours.

The FAA reported the aircraft returned to Atlanta due to a mechanical issue and caught fire shortly after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-673

Destination
Quito, Ecuador

Aircraft Registration
N690DL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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